Back to the subject of thread as Joko Beck Roshi once put it to me" Do not be in such a hurry.... The lessons of a lifetime take a lifetime to learn. Learn appreciate each day instead."
Mastery is a JOURNEY not a DESTINATION. One can always improve and polish what they know into something new and become "better"...
No one really cares if they have it or we have it or if anyone else has it.
In fact, even if you had "it", you couldn't put it to any kind of use. It will not bring back my loved ones. It will not send my kids to college. It will not put a roof over my head.
But, working hard every day, improving, bettering one's life is quite practical. It allows us the opportunity to choose prosperity in life. Keep doing what you do...keep your eyes open and you will improve.
Joseph T. Oliva Arriola