…e voice that comforts them when things go wrong. That tells them things are not as bad as it seems. For me, it seems the opposite: I have an inner self that points out all of my problems, all of my flaws, all of the things that have gone wrong, are going wrong, and will go wrong. Daily life becomes an endeavor, a struggle, to prove it wrong.
In today’s culture, people believe “I don’t hate my neighbor, therefore I love them,” but that’s missing the point and not love either. The point of the commandment is that Christians are commanded to love and care for the very people they might despise. The same people who take everything they find holy and spit on it. Then Christ commands them to love their enemy the same way they’d want to be loved.
…live each day to its’ fullest potential. That would be my single biggest piece of advice to anyone. You just can’t assume you have a whole lifetime to do whatever it is you want to do — you need to try and work a little bit of dream fulfillment, or at the very least a bit of joy, into every single day. On reflection I could have done a better job of living like this.