Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The Virtue Of Selfishness
Old people are "supported by the state." Widows and babies are "supported by the state." Soldiers are "supported by the state." All the things our society is supposed to consider right and proper, moral and good, are "supported by the state." We should be happy to help our old people live with dignity, to feed hungry babies, to care for mothers and children, to support those who do our dangerous, unpleasant work so we can live easier lives.
Instead we are plagued by people who devalue anything that does not give them personal pleasure. Their money, their house, their job, their convenience, their ego, their pleasure. That is all there is and all there ever was.