I have always seen the world with rose-tinted glasses. I have believed that being kind to others, reaching out to people in need, being humble, focusing on the small joys that life brings, putting in your best in everything you do is what makes life worth living. Do your work and do not worry about the results, is what our scriptures also say.
As I grow into middle age, I now know that these values just belong to children’s moral tales and scripture books. They do not work in real life.
Real life is draining, it strips you of all such naivete and idealism.
Values for the new world in my opinion are: Putting your self-interest above the others, keeping information to yourself and not sharing for mutual benefit, being vocal about your talents, issues that concern you and challenges that you face (forget about the pain and situation of others), share only your pain and problems to others, while keeping joys to yourself in order to gain sympathy. Be as opaque a human being as possible: be a social butterfly that flits from one flower to another, not a hardworking bee. Invest in relationships and friendships that help you gain something material.
Bees are getting extinct, anyways.