In mathematics, we think of limits as something a variable approaches, but never reaches. For example, we have the limit of some function as a variable of that function approaches some constant(i.e. infinity). And if we were to graph that function out, we’d see that this function would shoot out in the direction of said constant, but never actually reach it’s destination.
What if we thought about this concept in terms of human capacity/potential? Yeah we here phrases such as “the possibilities are endless” all the time, but what do they actually mean? We, as humans, are built just like functions.We were made to approach some constant, to fill some potential, and never reach it. I’m not saying that we’re never reaching our goals. Goals and potential are two separate ideas. What I am saying though, is that if we thought of life like this, people would try harder to not settle for finite goals(finishing school, getting a job, making money,etc.) and instead realize their infinite potential, and decide to put life above all else.
I say infinite potential, because why would anyone want to reach their limit? By doing so, one would be done and purposeless and void. Don’t settle for simple, mundane, societal goals. Pursue passion, chase ambition,spread love. This is how you make life meaningful. Never be satisfied with an accomplishment. Always push yourself to be bigger and better than you were a second ago. Remember the graph of that function, which is always chasing that unreachable constant, our infinite potential.