What determines who we become in life? It’s the age-old debate of Nurture versus Nature. Is our life shaped by Freewill or Determinism? The answer was, is, and will always be freewill. There is irrefutable evidence from every field of life that we create our life by the choices we make. We have witnessed disenfranchised people of every parentage overcome staggering odds to turn their dreams into reality.
The Universe is a structure of balance. It is comprised of elaborate systems of equilibrium, from the quantum to the cosmos. There are particles and antiparticles; matter and anti-matter; mass and energy. Since humans are made of molecules, atoms, protons, electrons, neutrons, quarks and gluons, and so forth, we are a part of the Universe’s structure of balance. For us, this equilibrium is maintained by Karma—the universal law of cause and effect.
The most difficult part is to understand what someone else is going through if we have not been through the exact experience ourself. However, if we have been a recipient of compassion, then we know how uplifting it is. Therefore, we don’t need to exactly understand what someone else is going through to show them compassion. We just need to know that compassion will brighten their spirit. In return, it brightens our spirit.
Virtue is more complex than knowing the difference between right and wrong, and moral and immoral. Virtue, when taken as a whole, is a set of values and belief system that guides our decision making process—virtues are our guiding light in life. Although political values, economic values, and legal values may shift, the virtues that encompass moral excellence are timeless across cultures...