Thought #28

Ability before understanding. You’ll notice that individuals of low human capital don’t understand concepts like property rights, private ownership or small government. Providing valuable services in exchange for money is an alien idea for these people. For the feckless and incompetent, the right way to build wealth is to take money from others. The rightContinue reading “Thought #28”

Portrait Of An Emotional Vampire

Vampire: George, I’m making lunch. Would you like a sandwich?George: Yes, please. Vampire: Do you want turkey or ham on your sandwich?George: Ham, please.Vampire: (feigning uncertainty) What?George: Ham. Vampire: You said ham?George: Yes. Vampire: So, it’s ham then?George: Yes.Vampire: Not turkey?George: No. Vampire: Ham?George: Yes.Vampire: That’s what you want? George: Yes.Vampire: So, you want ham?George: Yes! For the last time! Yes!Continue reading “Portrait Of An Emotional Vampire”

The Banality Of Success

Meeting very successful people can demotivate. They often remind me of valedictorians. Valedictorians are rarely motivated by intellectual curiosity. Instead they’re driven by the desire to win plus neuroticism. Of the best students I’ve known, I can’t remember them saying anything that resembled an interesting thought. Valedictorians are fearful people who cannot imagine breaking rules.Continue reading “The Banality Of Success”

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