If you’re perplexed and wondering what to do,
I’d say the first thing is to reconstrue
The way you look at things and comprehend
The principles on which you most depend.
What are the values guiding how you live?
Is your priority to take or give?
Is it your goal to rule and dominate
Or be a partner and cooperate?
Are you just looking out for Number One
And aiming first to maximize your fun,
Careless of others’ needs or higher goals,
Ignoring summonses to better roles?
If so, in your oblivious bliss, take heed
Lest, aiming at this nothing, you succeed.