Continuum of life

“The truth is not always beautiful, nor beautiful words the truth” by Lao Tzu

As student we get asked alot of questions whether in class or in exams. This questions asked are aimed at either getting us to understand something or test our understanding of a particular subject. It’s therefore important, as students of life, to ask questions. One such question is this.
What is continuum of life?
Where do you mostly occupy in the continuum of life?
Are you comfortable with where you are or do you want better?
Continuum of life
It is the level of usefulness as person you are to yourself, others and the community as a whole.
As a man or a woman we are always in a state of exchange with another person. The greater rewards go to the person who gives more.
Man is where he is that he may grow.
This continuum features four major ranks that people occupy
1)Producers
2)survivors
3)dependants
4)burden
4)Beggars
As humans we are born helpless and we depend on our parent to take good care of us. We are dependent on our parents. We give joy to our parent in return so its a heathy exchange.
Depending on the direction you take in life you may fall into lower ranks or you may lift yourself into higher ranks.

Lets define the ranks.
A producer gives more  and as a result gets much more.
A survivor gives as much as he takes. He strived once and preferred to stay stagnant.

A dependant takes more than he give yet he give much in other areas. He is loved for who he is. An example of a dependant is a school going children. The depends on parents/ gurdians for support yet the child may help in some chore at home.
A burden is something that bring exhaustion to other so if someone is a burden, then it means he is supporting an unhealthy exchange with the people around him. If it continues, he might plunge into being a beggar.
A Beggar is person who gets little out of people generosity yet gives even more little himself. A beggar on thinks of himself.
A man is deeply defined by the rank he occupys. Its therefore of importance to note where you are, realise you have been operating with some specific mentality and thought patterns that supported you.

Where are you currently in the continuum of life and how did you get there? Please share your views with us.

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