The greatest pleasure is to vanquish
your enemies and chase them before you, to rob them of their wealth and
see those dear to them bathed in tears, to ride their horses and clasp
to your bosom their wives and daughters.
This man conquered much of the world of his time. His dna is scattered very wide. But I think, of course that this statement is not only wrong, it is horrible and inhuman.
I am asking myself this question, What is best in Life? and I find that what is truly best in life is actually pretty simple. The love of friends and family, security and met needs. The best in life includes the ability to practice creativity, to do good work, to practice real rest, and to feel needed.
What is disturbing to me is that much of the world does not have this. That much of the world actually has all it needs to have this, but creates desires and problems that keep it from experiencing this in order to sell things. That we manufacture insecurity, needs, and problems to keep us from good work, and creativity and proper rest. And in living in this way we continue a cycle, and a structure that insures the unhappiness of billions of people.
I pray that we may learn to live differently, and to truly enjoy life, while providing for others liberation from a system, that prevents them from living differently and enjoying this precious gift.