"Work out your own salvation, do not depend on others" - Buddha
You can't fit a life-long lesson into one quote, (nuance, man...! even that sentence needs an explainer... next time!) and so depending on where we are in the journey, quotes hit differently.
If you are in a momentary valley in your life, the quote above might seem harsh, and unkind. If you are on a momentary mountain top in your life, it is kind of a "duh".
I think a rephrasing of this might be "Put on your own oxygen mask first". Because every one of us, no matter how: successful, available, on top of it, WINNING, crushing it, etc., etc., is totally focused on our own journey 99.9% of the time. You can't count on anyone being available to pull you up, AND!... If they do, then THEY pulled you up. The Journey is the salvation... the only way to figure it out is to figure it out. It's hard, but YOU have to do it.
A good friend of mine, who is one of the major architects in the creative renaissance of Fort Smith, Arkansas, told me this. "One of us realized that there is no cavalry. We ARE the cavalry."
No one is riding to save you. Figure it out. Tell me I'm wrong
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