2008-12-04

Selfishness is a virtue

told Ayn Rand long ago. We cannot control what others, including the State, will do. All we can do is control our actions and responses to others' actions.

I, for one, would like to spend maximum time in improving my intelligence and financial position (without getting distracted by all the rhetoric around). I therefore get better equipped to handle / respond to others' actions better. This apart from contributing higher taxes, employing more people (cook/maid/driver,etc), buying more things, saving more,etc - all of which contribute to improving economy and someone else's life.

Since I have no control over what others (including terrorists) can do, I will leave what will happen of me because of others' random actions / black swan events to pure chance.

PS: Have I become cynical? Probably yes.

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2008-12-04

Selfishness is a virtue

told Ayn Rand long ago. We cannot control what others, including the State, will do. All we can do is control our actions and responses to others' actions.

I, for one, would like to spend maximum time in improving my intelligence and financial position (without getting distracted by all the rhetoric around). I therefore get better equipped to handle / respond to others' actions better. This apart from contributing higher taxes, employing more people (cook/maid/driver,etc), buying more things, saving more,etc - all of which contribute to improving economy and someone else's life.

Since I have no control over what others (including terrorists) can do, I will leave what will happen of me because of others' random actions / black swan events to pure chance.

PS: Have I become cynical? Probably yes.

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