Russia proclaims to have eventually found the vaccine for the Covid-19. The vaccine supposedly boost the immune system for a period of two years. Russia has likened their successes to the Soviet launch of the world’s first satellite in 1957. Hence the vaccine is called Sputnik V. Competition for prestige between Capitalist & Communist continues & happens to bring the best of each other. If you ask me it doesn’t matter who wins the race to find the vaccine as long as the world is made safe again. Like Deng Xiaoping said it doesn’t matter wether the cat is black or white as long as it catches mice. Man like Fidel Castro would have been very proud. Actually Castro had good intentions apart from totalitarianism-adherence to early Marxism, he was against developed nations plundering the resources of poor nations particularly against USA big Cooperations plundering the resources of Cuba. When ever a disaster occurred anywhere in the world Cuba was among the first to deploy top trained nurses and doctors. Personally I had the opportunity to be taught in high school in Zimbabwe by some very talented teachers trained in Cuba. Fidel didn’t want nothing in return for his help. Unlike China a rogue communist nation who seeks to plunder the resources of the developing nations, disguised capitalism.
Following my blog about Egotism & Pride coupled with further profound discussions and reflections. I found asking myself this question- Is ego a bad thing? Like pride there is good pride and bad pride. Bad pride is unteachable and undermines greatness hence the fall of Lucie (Lucifer). That said ego ain’t bad when kept under check and not overblown. It helps humanity to survive in an increasingly competitive world were folk with no ego are perceived as people with no personality, insipid or worse. Unbridled ego can cause immense damage not only to yourself but also to people around you.
As part of creation, I would like to argue that man was endowed with natural ego however it has the evil twin, Mr Selfish. Mr Selfish Will always be with us and the antidote is humility and meekness. It has always been the narrative of selfhood and a mechanism which helps us navigate our way in the world to survive and stay ahead of others.
We would not be phere if we didn’t have a sense of self or selfhood. It is what makes us who we are in relation to others and how we see ourselves as human beings.
We are spiritual beings in our essence. According to my faith before we was born in this life we was lounging in the ‘Pre-mortal life’ and without blemish. If we connect to this inner Presence of spirit, then and only then we detach from egotistic survival thinking and thoughts that make us superior or less significant than others. It is what it is even animals that have ego -the predators prey on on the weakest links with less ego. Similarly, though humans don’t literally eat other humans, they eat them financially in the glorified name of capitalism.