It’s morning and winter’s gray stiffness pins me to the dirt. Somewhere, in a narrow crawl space of my mind, there is the inkling of hazy disappointment. It’s the first day of spring and I’m cold. Not chilly. Not in need of a light jacket to get me through the short frostiness of daybreak. I’mContinue reading “It’s Almost Time”
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”
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”
So, you can’t muster up the empathy to share in the feelings of your friends as they suffer before you; But you’re driven to tears at the thought of thirsty third-worlders you will never meet? I call bullshit.
Expressing an interest in pursuing a political career should permanently disqualify you from being allowed influence in politics. The same goes for most public roles (police, judge, teacher, alderman). The reason is that bad people chase power like an addict hunts his next high.
“Overweight? You’re fat.” “In shape? You’re vain.” “Average size? You’re too normal!” “There is no escape from my criticism.” “Disqualifying others is the only way to drown out the despair-inducing sound of my unlived life”, said nearly every person that’s ever “lived”.