I don't claim to understand enlightenment in literal terms, but I believe it involves freeing ourselves from negative experiences that impact our emotional world and psychology, often stemming from imperfect child-rearing practices.
As we heal and shed emotional scars, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves and our place in the world, dismantling mental constructs that keep us stagnant and unhappy. While we are born self-centered, with age and proper care, we can evolve from selfishness to enjoying giving.
Many people, including myself, sometimes view themselves as the center of the universe, but collective consciousness is pushing humanity towards positive improvement.
Though the journey of self-improvement is like a marathon with frequent sprints and exhaustion, it's essential for growth and embracing a more enlightened perspective.