Do you ever think to yourself just how accurate this quote really is:
Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.
It's crazy how it is so rare to actually find good, smart people. It really is.
The Stupid Side - Good
Everywhere you look majority of people are just easy going, good people who go along to get along. They haven't the faintest clue of what's really going on, why they are here or where they are going - and they could care less. They just want to have fun each and every day. They would love nothing more than to move mankind forward but are too stupid to actually help themselves, let alone others. Most of your friends are probably these people.
The Smart Side - Evil
Then you have the smart side which are all the elite that are conceded, don't help people and take advantage of others. They could care less about actually moving mankind forward because they are far too selfish and greedy for that. Why serve in Heaven when you could rule in Hell? By keeping people stupid it keeps them in power and practice their selfish lifestyles. So these people just go around controlling everything and manipulating things all day long. Some examples of these people would be Ben Bernanke, Henry Paulson and pretty much any banker worth over $100 million.
The Rare Gems - Smart AND Good
And then you have the extreme minority of people who are actually smart AND do good. They admire knowledge and use it to grow as an individual. They admire love and they use it to help others. They know what's going on in the world around them and they treat each day as a project to not only grow themselves, but to help others grow as well. Some examples of these types of people would be Jesus, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.
How many people do you know like this? Probably none. The fact is most people just don't have brains (or work towards it), and those that do simply become greedy and corrupt. They can't find the balance between these two polarities and until they do we will continue to go through our cycles of rise and decline as a human race.
I am of the opinion that we are at the stage in our human development where we are trying to merge these two things together and we keep failing - it's not an easy task to be done, but an essential one to move forward to the next level.
Filed under:Personal Development, Smart, Good, Evil, Stupid