From the movie- Watchmen. Enjoy!
Reassembling myself was the first trick I learned. It didn’t kill Osterman… did you really think it would kill me? I have walked across the surface of the Sun. I have witnessed events so tiny and so fast they can hardly be said to have occurred at all. But you, Adrian, you’re just a man. The world’s smartest man poses no more threat to me than does its smartest termite.
So what good has the “system” done for you? I am talking about the whole socio-economic-cultural matrix we all exist in..
What good has it done for you? Has it even done enough good to repay what you put in it?
All this bullshit about culture, race, CONservatism, environmentalism, feminism, “good old days”, authority, “elites” , responsibility, law etc is meant to divert your attention from its failings, especially one.
It never even tries to repay your time, effort, dedication, goodwill and honesty.
Now you could keep on doing and thinking as you always have, or start think for yourself. In any case, it is not going to ever reward, repay you at any worthwhile level.
Here is a question which I often ask myself, and encourage others to ask.
Why care about ________?
If someone asks you to care about something, ask them- why should I care? What is in it for me?
Because unless there is some concrete and tangible gain, or quid pro quo- you have no reason to care about it. Applying this criteria to areas from women to jobs, careers and society will give you a very different perspective on life and reality.
Most of what you ‘care about’ is either worthless, enslaving or not in your best interests. Don’t believe me? Ask yourself about the ‘real’ reasons you do most of what you do.
Ignore about what other people might think, because those who will not help you (most people) are not worthy of your consideration. Ignore the lure of rewards you will supposedly collect many years from now. Ignore promises that require you to take a hit today for some future gain. Fuck them..
Unless, there is a measurable and almost immediate gain or quid pro quo- it is not worth doing other than as a gamble.