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7 Ways to Live Life to the MAX
many eagle schools it may attend. It may even be taught how to act like an eagle,
but the duck would only be masquerading as an eagle. The measure of its
creation is to be a duck. It does not have the killer instinct of the eagle, nor its
eyesight or speed. It is not and never will be carrion, i.e. a dead meat eater. It
does not eat the flesh of dead or dying animals. Its diet is mainly plant life.
The middle ground is, “No, the duck will never become an eagle but it will
become a better duck.” Well, maybe, but would it not be better for the duck to go
to the duck school where it can be taught how to become a better duck? There
would be no acting then. The duck would be learning how to fulfill the measure
of its creation.
What duck wants to kill? Who says the duck has to be an eagle anyway? This
presupposes that the eagle is superior to the duck. In some ways it may be. In
other ways it is not. It depends on where you are. The eagle may be faster in the
air but the duck is faster in the water. In the world of birds, all are necessary.
Each playing their role, so it is with humanity.
As the maxim says, “Whate’er thou art, act well thy part.” We all are a part of
the whole and you cannot have the whole without all of its parts.
We Are All One
Someone famous once said, “Inasmuch as ye do it to the least of these my
brethren ye have done it unto me.”
This idea comes from a lofty source. It teaches us that there is a unity within
humanity and that you cannot do something to someone without it affecting all.
You cannot hurt the powerless without it affecting the powerful. Whatever you
do to another person is but another stroke on the canvas of your life.
Another way of explaining this may be to consider the building industry. For a
home to be built there is a succession of actions that must take place. Footings
must be poured before the bricklayer can lay bricks. The walls must go up before
the roof can go on, etc. When a supplier or tradesperson fails to complete a
necessary task by the agreed time, this then affects every other person involved
with the project.
Copyright © Dennis R Curyer, 2003
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