Many a person who has prided themselves on “social skills” and “empathy” has totally misinterpreted my moods and motives.
And when they can’t make sense of me tend to assume there is no logic to my actions.
They are confused because I make decisions on principle.
We can get rich, be liked by everyone, have lots of great sex but it all counts for nothing in a few short years.
There’s a question in my head every day: “What’s going to matter?”
It’s a clean razor that slices away the big mound of stuff every “well adjusted” person is supposed care about in one swift swipe.
The terror of social rejection that governs most people’s lives from their earliest memories to the grave suddenly seems like just an inconvenience.
The best thing about living life on principle: it’s far easier.
Let’s say you want to get rich. The trouble is everyone would like to be rich. You can predict every plan to get rich has been thought of and tried endlessly. Society just keeps building its defenses until there’s calluses about a mile thick.
To go out and get rich you’re leading a desperate charge up a hill against an implacable fortress. All the forces in the universe are arrayed in an attempt to stop you from succeeding.
And should you succeed against all the odds, you’ll become the new keeper of the great fortress in charge of keeping your wealth from everyone who wants to take it…
Since I was teen I’ve had a personal saying: “Most valuable is gold that only glitters for you.”
When you are an introvert outsider who can see the world as if soaring above, it’s easier to think like a strategist and avoid spending all one’s energy attacking where the enemy is strong.
Where I have striven for objectives I arrived at through philosophy, I have seized them with surprisingly little resistance.
Society is not designed to stop people motivated by principle from achieving their goals!
This alone tells me how few are out there on the same path.
Where the status climber is forever fighting against a tight-packed crowd, I, to my delight, find myself unopposed across a vast plains stretching beyond sight.
I cannot say more in public, but I have succeeded better than I could have possibly imagined and live every day knowing certain affairs are in order that will continue even should I die today. To me, this is infinitely more valuable than sleeping with a supermodel or winning the lottery.
Though I have often been poor, I will not be surprised if eventually I came to control significant wealth.
I seek wealth, just like all the rest, but my motives and methods differ.
I yearn after wealth to provide the minimum I need for a reasonably comfortable independence and every penny beyond that to bend reality to my will.
The immune system of the Collective Tyrant is very strong against Loud climbers who want fancy cars and mansions.
But will it be able to stop someone who acts from purpose?
For someone who acts on principle, all wealth is just a budget to help achieve certain things and the very concepts of ‘rich’ or ‘poor’ mean little.
There is only ‘enough’ or ‘not enough.’