Jordan Peterson once said: “Set your house in perfect order before you criticize the world.”
I think he’s absolutely right, and I don’t think he’s talking only about a physical structure. To me it hearkens back to the words of Our Lord: “Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone.” (John 8:7)
We live in a world of complaining, name-calling, and finger-pointing. Just imagine what would be possible if all that energy and time and effort was spent developing ourselves and working to become truly exceptional, virtuous in the full and original sense of the word?
If I were at the point where my intellect, passions, and will were perfectly aligned to know what’s right, desire what’s right, and then choose what’s right day in and day out in my own life, is there anything I couldn’t achieve, with God’s help?
Well, that’s the goal. That’s what I’m striving for.