It’s not easy, putting yourself on the path to self-improvement.
OK, I take that back, for it might be the understatement of the century.
It’s hellacious, putting yourself on the path to self-improvement. Admitting to yourself that you have issues is already hard enough. Pinpointing them is even harder; then you have to describe them and figure out where they came from, which is harder. Then comes the hardest part of all: actually doing something about it.
There needs be a great motivating factor behind the will to put oneself on such a path. And while survival is a good one, I don’t know if, in the long run, it’s enough.
Going back to the driving metaphor: everyone knows that road rage, even in its mildest form, is a dangerous thing to succumb to. But everyone has at least a mild temper tantrum every once in awhile, and to be honest, how can we not, when we keep being cut off, honked at and tailgaited?
So how do we become a better driver on roads filled with people only intent on getting from point A to point B?
Or, in a less metaphorical way, how do we become less self-centric in a world that encourages nothing but?