We’re social creatures and we learn from each other. It’s a blessing. It brings us together in a spiritual kind of way.
But when we hear somebody’s story, especially when we’re younger, we try to implement that one part into our lives and fail miserably. Years later, you realize that actually, wanting that part was, without a doubt, right, we aspired in the right direction. However, a part that’s missing is that people have different temperaments and personality traits, and some ways of doing things are more suited to certain types of people.
There’s nothing necessarily wrong with that, it just means we have to play to our strengths more while still improving on the shortcomings. And besides, we did not fail, it was a lesson to be learned.
All this is obvious in a way. But this is where it gets interesting. Certain things benefit every personality trait and temperament there is. One of them, possibly the main one, is rituals/routines.
There are people who are full of energy and there are those who are even-tempered. Former need to slow down a little sometimes and keep themselves in balance. And the latter need to stop contemplating and get going.
What’s even more interesting is the following. What do all religions have in common?
The answer is rituals. Considering all the religions mandate certain rituals, most of them to be done with the community, it must mean that they play an important role in bringing us together, at least in theory that’s what it’s for. And if it’s God you believe in, it means that God is in fact superior and knows us humans. If not, then the people (or whoever) who designed your religion, it means they understood human nature. In short, they got that part right.