With the fall of society as we know it...
I invite anyone of decent intelligence to pick up a short book, called "The Virtues of Selfishness" by Ayn Rand. It's a short, 167, page collection of essays that shows self-interest to be the ultimate key to happiness. Not just in a "fuck the rest of the world" attitude, but more of a "looking out for my own interest is a moral, if not primary obligation to myself." I know this goes against "I'm my brother's keeper" deal, but not totally. Look at my situation for a second. I am the sole supporter for my family. If I don't look out for what's best for Numero Uno, it could jeapordize the entire family. There is some fucked up logic in there as well, but just to put an entire society like that down on paper, you would figure Darwin's natural selection would be in full-boost and we'd weed (I said weed twice) out the shitheads that are currently bringing us down. Charity could still happen because, like I said earlier, it's people's choice. Charity would probably be more plentiful since we're not so bitter about our tax dollars paying for Pedro's stiches and three baby deliveries or Sha Nay Nay's welfare check or even Billy Bob Joe's Worker's Compensation claim.
I challenge some of you to read it, think about it and post back up. I'm sure some have already read it and I'd like to hear your input as well.
Last edited by Denny; 07-01-2008 at 12:45 PM.