Every living thing has some guiding sense of what it is about, about what is its to do. Every living thing lives knowing and doing its business and avoiding/ignoring what is not its business. Every. Living. Thing. And that has been true of human beings for most of our existence. With agriculture and domestication of animals, communal life allowed for a division of labor which allowed specialization to develop and people began to do different things with their lives, and that led to mobilization and creativity, and soon enough people were asking, "Why do we do it the way we do it? And why don't we do it some other way instead? And why don't we all do it differently if we want to?" And now everybody has "their way" and tries to impose it on everyone else, and human beings have no idea of what their business is as a species or what they are here to do and not do. Yet, that is the first order of life for every other living thing, knowing its business and doing it, from birth. We are on our own. And, have to realize that and develop a developmental plan. The first step is to understand the crucial nature of establishing a foundation upon the "adamantine rock" of our original nature and innate virtues that are ours at birth. We are born being who we are and who we are not. And our task of life is to know what is "us" and "not us." And what fits and what does not fit. And where belong and where we do not belong. And to allow everything to fall into place around these fundamental realizations. All of these areas will change as we grow into who we also are and out of who we once were, and our awareness has to take this into account, allowing us to make adjustments as necessary, but the idea of "me" and "not me" is our foundational guide through life, with specifics changing through the developmental tasks of life.