Pitt Street Sunset 2017 03 Panorama – Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, December 5, 2017
Exploiting a situation to our personal advantage is what we do best. Nothing comes along that we can’t try to turn to our advantage. Every day it is the same thing: What can I do today to turn things to my advantage? This isn’t just a Human Thing, it is a Life Thing. Every living thing strives to have things better than every other living thing– at the expense of whatever it takes to have it. This is the ground of incentive and desire, aspiration and motivation. The Buddhists think there is an advantage to letting things be. How does having to have the advantage get in our way? Work to our detriment? What are the disadvantages to having he advantages? Where are we truly better off? Where would we be wise to draw the line? What is the advantage to not having the advantage?