Brian Regan makes a great and humorous point.
But don't miss the main point:
There is a Me Monster living inside of every one of us.
It is a peculiar thing that humans are so obsessively mindful of themselves. How could we think so highly of ourselves especially when we consider that:
- We are only individuals on a planet full of about 6.5 billion other individuals
- We did not chose to be born
- We did not chose where we were born, nor into which family
- We did not chose to be born blessed with eyes and ears that work
- Every heart beat is a gift which we did not earn
- Every breath of fresh air is enjoyed by lungs which we did not make
- One day we will all die and dissolve into dust
- One day almost everything we cherish will also dissolve into dust
It all reminds me of an intensely humbling verse of Scripture:
"What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?"
- 1 Cor. 4:7b