We are all floating on the river of life; the current is time, and the water is circumstances, people, and events. But what if we really imagine ourselves as a pebble in the flow of a raging river? And how might such an analogy bring us closer to understanding life?
1st type of people
The first type of person everyone needs is a teacher. Teachers, like water, affect us in a certain way: the knowledge they give us shapes our thinking, bringing it to an ideal state. Water, as we know, also sharpens stone, just as a teacher sharpens a person’s personality. Teachers are the water in the river. They create our form. And that is the first purpose of life – to take form.
But what happens if the river has only an incoming stream? In other words, what happens if the river turns into a lake with no outflows? That’s right, the lake turns into a swamp. The rock that lies at the bottom of such a swamp is not sharpened, because there is no rushing current, it only becomes overgrown with silt and algae.
2nd type of people
The second type of person everyone needs is a learner. A person must create a flow of information, knowledge, and skills around him. For if they have no outlet, soon man will become overgrown with silt like a stone at the bottom of a swamp. This principle lies at the heart of the world order. If you have taken it, give it back, otherwise you won’t get any more. If you ate, spend the energy, otherwise you’ll get fat and lose functionality; if you learned, tell others, otherwise the flow of knowledge is useless and it will stop.
For example, any cell in the body of a living being, gets useful substances and releases energy, if at some point the cell stops giving energy, it dies or becomes cancerous.
We can trace this principle in all areas of life. Money and success. Power and control. Knowledge and wisdom. Strength and Energy. A man will be weak if he does not exercise. What does he need energy and muscles for if he doesn’t use them?