What makes me me?
The term potential which we use so much is not because we believe in life but because we believe in the benefits of life. This is a distortion. We do not believe in life anymore. So if I have health... health becomes everything... it becomes a god. The economy... another god. But what are we making of ourselves with our money with our economy? Are we becoming better or are we becoming zombies? With all the health that I have what type of person I am becoming? Ultimately, my identity is my relationships. How capabale am I to enter in a relationship, in a creative and life-giving relationship with another.
A mother who had a disabled child told me “believe me, my son gives me life, because of his disability.” So it is possible that a disabled boy can find life-fullfilment much more than an intelligent boy who made a career at university but this became an idol and he destroyed all those around him to make sure he remains at the top. So in the end, it’s what is essential in life. For today’s society what’s essential is that the time we have on earth we spend it easy, painfree, happily satisfying ourselves rather than developing this capacity to enter into a relationship with another, which is ultimately the only thing which gives sense to life.