Every existing thing in this world is created for a purpose. Human, as the highest creation on earth, is also created for a specific purpose. Every different human has a unique and different purpose. Every purpose in human’s life is strongly related to its function.
Imagine a mobile phone. It is created for a specific purpose, i.e. to be a communication means for people. To accomplish this purpose, this mobile phone is equipped with some features or functions. The primary function of a mobile phone is to make a call, while some of its additional functions are: to send messages, to make video calls, to browse information from internet, and even to take a picture, like a camera.
Imagine a car. It has quite different functions from a mobile phone. The specific purpose of a car is to be a transportation means for people. To accomplish this purpose, this car has been equipped with some capabilities or functions. The primary function of a car is to transport people from one place to another. However, because of the rapid development in technology, some cars have been equipped with music player or sound system for entertainment, global positioning system (GPS) for navigation, radio and/or television for news.
Mobile phone and car, both are products of high technology and have their own specific purpose and function that are quite different from each other. A mobile can not be jealous with a car because it does not have ability to move fast from one place to another. Conversely, a car cannot also be envious with a mobile since it can not be used to connect people in the different places at the same time. The ability to transport people is not better or more noble than the ability to connect people. They have their own uniqueness and characteristics that are useful and profitable, depending on the needs of their users.
This analogy is true in human’s life. A person who masters in sport can not be jealous with someone who masters in music. The third party cannot even make a comparison between these two persons. They are created for their own specific functions in life to accomplish the unique purposes that have already been established for them in the first place. No one is superior. No one is greater. No one is more noble. It is not necessary for them to covet other people’s abilities or possessions. They should be responsible for their own capabilities.
Always be thankful for every talent, skill, and ability that have been gifted to you. Stop comparing yourself to others. Do not feel ashamed if you do not have capabilities that others have. You do not need to become others. You are a unique creation. You have a specific purpose in life. Only you can do it. Only you can make it. Only you can be it.
Find your purpose and function in life. Be proud of it, be confident about it, and live for it.
First written on October, 1, 2012 and has been updated on May, 23, 2013.