Rule 8 – Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie

Rule 8 – Tell the truth – or, at least, don’t lie. Communism, in particular, was attractive not so much to oppressed workers, its hypothetical beneficiaries, but to intellectuals – to those whose arrogant pride in intellect assured them they were always right.  But the promised utopia never emerged.  Instead humanity experienced the inferno of […]

Rule 7 – Pursue what is Meaningful, not what is expedient

Rule 7 – Pursue what is Meaningful, not what is expedient. To share does not mean to give away something you value, and get nothing back.  This is instead only what every child who refuses to share fears it means.  To share means, properly, to initiate the process of trade.  A child who can’t share-who […]

Rule 4 – Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today.

Compare yourself to who you were yesterday, not to who someone else is today. *Worthlessness is the default condition. What but willful blindness could possibly shelter people from such withering criticism? It is for such reasons that a whole generation of social psychologists recommended “positive illusions” as the only reliable route to mental health. Their […]