Though we’ll never come close to reaching perfection in this life, it’s nonetheless our “duty” to move toward it. We can get closer to it. The closer we get, the happier we’ll be, and the less suffering we’ll cause to others.
By “perfection” I mean perfect love. I mean removing unloving thoughts, words and actions from our life. We can all improve on this. There’s nothing more worthy to improve on.
People want to look better, eat better, make more money, etc. But it’s rare for people to make love the number one aim of self-improvement. Not romantic love. But love that does no harm. Love that forgives. Love that is not self-interested.
That is the ultimate in “self-improvement.” Virtually every other kind is focused on self, with little regard for the welfare of others.
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