The sacrifice of the blade

Every year we witness the great migration of wildebeest across the planes of Africa. For these animals, the end goal is survival, and, for some, it is a battle to the end. 

In a society filled with people searching for meaning, survival is only the start. And like a dashing young blade, most will attack Maslow’s ladder with vigour. A few may even reach the point of self-actualization.

But the stakes are high. And the road is long with numerous short-cuts. Yet, in the process of finding happiness, we may lose a lot. Morality, integrity or honesty, you may name it. 

Bottom line: In most cases, only you will know what you relinquished. Will you be able to live with it?