What is the problem with this world? Human beings. What is wrong with them? Many try to offer different explanation. Some blame the violent genes, some blame their parents, some blame their lack of money, some blame their friends who have more than them, some blame God, some blame their fate.
1 What is causing the quarrels and fights among you? Don't they come from the evil desires at war within you? 2 You want what you don't have, so you scheme and kill to get it. You are jealous of what others have, but you can't get it, so you fight and wage war to take it away from them. Yet you don't have what you want because you don't ask God for it. 3 And even when you ask, you don't get it because your motives are all wrongyou want only what will give you pleasure.- James 4:1-3
I read this today and i thought :" Ooh,, how true this diagnosis of the problem.."
We have become a pleasure motivated, pleasure driven beings, that's what it is. The media, the advert, the magazine, our friends... they are all feeding us with the message of "do what you feels best, do things that make you feel good..." Doesn't matter what others feel, doesn't matter what others think. Self-centredness pleasure driven beings, that's the diagnosis. When we don't get what we want, we fight and kill. Okay, that's a bit extreme to some of us, but we become bitter and say mean and hurtful words to our friends and loved ones.
We can offer all help and solution, counselling, cognitive behaviour, psychology, meditation, reading, solitude. These are merely external temporal cure for external behaviour. Just like placing a plaster on a wound. It doesn't heal the wound. The root of the problem is the core of the being: the heart.
Who can change the heart? Who can change the motives of a being?