Many people spend their lives chasing security.
Security usually becomes increasingly important to people with age. Very often, people look for security in all the wrong places. Its not uncommon for people to seek out security in other people through marriage, kids, family or other relationships. Others might seek it through financial means or a career. However, all these forms of security can be lost or taken away from a person one way or another. So then, the question becomes… are these true forms of security?
Real security comes in the form of something that is permanent or very difficult to lose. And since no one lives forever, permanence within a human lifespan has to be defined as something that lasts someone their entire life. Something that can’t be lost or taken away.
For an individual person, the only thing permanent is the person in the mirror. You will be in your own life for its entire duration. There is no moment in your life in which you will not be part of it. Therefore, to achieve security a person must become their own source of security.
Relationships can be lost or taken away, but the ability to build relationships can last a lifetime. Money can be lost, but the ability to generate more money can last a lifetime. A career or job can be lost, but a reputation or legacy can last a lifetime.
No one can thrive in life without the help of others. However, surrounding yourself with the wrong people can lead to more personal loss than being completely alone.
Wisdom provides security by keeping a person on the most beneficial path in life. It gives a person the foresight to choose the right relationships and end toxic relationships at the right time. Wisdom gives a person the ability to know what’s good for them and what is bad for them now and in the future. Wisdom allows a person to plan better and see problems coming before they occur. Wisdom protects you from situations that threaten your long-term security.
Thus, anyone seeking security in life should seek wisdom before they worry about money or relationships.