No More Heroes: Death Of A Secret Society
It was inevitable. As human beings, we have the desire to know everything. This quest for enlightenment is an integral part of our existence. With the world getting smaller and smaller by our lives being more open to each other through avenues such as social media and the internet as a whole... ...the concept of mystery is quickly becoming a lost art.
What is the element that makes something special to us? It can be a plethora of things depending on the eye of the beholder, but when something is unexplainable and possibly even supernatural, we can't help but be intrigued. Would life be more worthwhile if we were given knowledge of everything beforehand? Do we even have the capacity to understand everything?
In our current lives, what took a person years, decades, centuries to discover or create can be achieved within a few keystrokes and clicks. Families and friends can keep in touch without the need to physically meet. We don't have to be the first to try new things out because we can choose to agree or disagree with other people's opinions. Forget thorough research and practice, just search for a demonstration and mimic. Have other people do the work to acquire information. No knowledge is sacred.
Is this amazing and useful? Most definitely, and with the speed at which the world works, it's becoming a necessity. However, I ask you this: what is more gratifying, the chase or the catch? Can we truly leave our respective marks on history and appreciate our lives by going through the motions of convenience? Will it get to a point where we don't have to risk anything because of the lack of mystery? How will we progress this way?
Despite all of our technological advancements, we still have a lot to learn about ourselves as people.
Masters, teachers, mentors and the like all went through trials that tested the very fabric of their abilities. Some of them were able to affect the world with their craft and some are still striving for that goal, but they can all say that they worked to where they are at in life and took a risk, the hard way.
Think about your respective "heroes".We are all created equal, yet we bestow these titles upon others who we deem as exceptional in our eyes. Can we realize our own potential to become "heroes" in our own right if we take the easy route, or are we just going to drown our ability to become extraordinary with complacency?
Strive to make life interesting. Embrace the unexplainable. No risk, no reward. Walk the narrow path.