Question: Someone wrote to you: “Since my husband died, I feel useless. The children do not need me, my daughter recently said to me, ‘You are only interfering.’ I thought that I would be needed by my grandchildren, but they are busy with their own gadgets and just get annoyed with me. I learned to knit and thought I would knit for them, but they buy everything online. I tried to come up with all sorts of things for myself, like playing cards, solving crossword puzzles, but I am not interested. It turns out that nobody needs me. ”
What is this woman to do? How can a person learn to be needed?
Answer: I think that for this we need not look for someone who needs you in some personal sense, but what I can do so that it would be useful and good for a large number of people, for all of humanity. Today everything has been done to ensure that we are as independent as possible from each other. And when someone wants to bother us with offering their help, we do not want it.
Question: So a simple grandmother can reveal herself to the world? Can she suddenly be useful to the world, useful to people?
Answer: Undoubtedly! Only if she understands what is of benefit for the world, for people, she can find herself in this.
Question: And what can her benefit to the world be?
Answer: In teaching herself and other people to be properly interconnected with each other. This will bring a tremendous positive force into the world that will make the world a better place.
Question: Is the meaning of life that a person wants to be needed? Is this the meaning of my life?
Answer: It does not make sense. It is only a remedy. The meaning of life should already be above this.
Question: Is the meaning of life is what you said—establishing connections with others, making them kind? Will this meaning fill a person?
Answer: It will definitely fill. One will begin to feel that he or she has this meaning. Inside this filling, this connection between us, we go to the next level, we can fill ourselves for another 100 years ahead.
We are entering a system in which we are all connected. This is a completely new meaning of life. We live, as it were, in a common body.
Question: Maybe a second youth after 70 to 80 years?
Answer: Undoubtedly! A person breaks away from himself into this society in which he is, which he is building. We must do this.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 2/8/21