As humans we could all come to a common understanding with the absence of ego.
I’ve found that ego grows stronger with age. As children we are constantly reminded to
wait our turn, listen before speaking, and that we don’t know everything. As adults however
our elders have died or outlived their usefulness so instead we become the new elders and we mentor the neo youth.
But what if no one ever died?
What if at 50 years old our grandmother of 150 was still alive and well? Wouldn’t they yet still remind you to wait your turn and listen beefore speaking? At 150 years of age they would remind us that at 50 years old we are still children, that there is still much to learn.
Maybe if we as adults kept with us the spirit of humbleness it would crack the walls of ego and allow the soothing winds of understanding to wash over us.
But what do I know, I’m still just a child…