Valuable lesson #8: Some guy in Silicon Valley thinks you should love capitalism.
July 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
Don’t worry, this won’t be one of those love yourself emails…although you should be doing that already. I would like introduce myself as Mr. Realist. I am not particularly religious, I just believe in things I see. I believe in capitalism and have encountered enough people to see that most people act in their own self-interest. I am not a hater or a pessimist; again, I am just a realist.
So how did I get this way? I am not sure. There are so many questions, yet so little time to find the answers. I don’t understand many things but I am intensely curious. Many people I come across rather know nothing and be happy rather than to know everything and be slightly bitter. It is hard for me to understand this but as always, I respect the viewpoint. Why not try to understand the world for all its intricacies?
I love life. I am privileged to work and live in a very progressive environment. It is mind bending to think how far we have come as a society in such short period of time. We are tolerant and accepting as a majority, but then again, I live in a bubble. Individuality is ripping from the seams of conformity. We are breaking into our own unique mold, yet unite as a whole.
As far as parting advice, be honest to yourself and be honest to others. Surround yourself with people that love and support you.
Silicon Valley, USA
“Me me me. I have never heard of economic determinism, I really fucking love money and am almost certainly a white male. Marginalised groups have made some limited and hard-won gains in society, well done everyone! Especially me.”
– Mr. R