I got this email from Dewla in response to the latest episode and asked if I could share it with everyone. It's great and speaks for itself. Enjoy.
I have been listening to the last episode of Striving, where you wondered how can you love your wife and the groceries guy the same way.
I have been doing a lot of thinking, exactly the same way, and I also came to the conclusion that life is about the relationships we are having, instead of money and merits. Relationships and love.
When I was contemplating about this it always came to me, that eventually life is about causing as little pain and suffering as you can. Since I have this thought I often ask this myself in various situations in work, in my personal life, with my parents, my fiance, and the guy in the groceries store. And it is really surprising how much sense this question means in almost all those situations. It applies differently of course, but the question is the same. You probably cause the less suffering to the grocery packing guy if you make him feel as a fellow equal human being not some inferior packing machine, and you cause less suffering to your wife if you dont argue with her just so you have the last world, etc. If you face the whole world with the basic intention of causing the least amount of sufferig, I do think, that you love everybody the same way.