I used to believe in things. Then I realized most people didn’t. Most people merely cared about what other people thought of them. Their social status is the only thing they believe in, and they will preach their principles to make others feel inferior. But they themselves won’t follow it.
Here is how to operate in the world, according to how these people do it:
- Identify a source of enthusiasm or motivation. If there isn’t one create it. It doesn’t have to be fact based.
- Assume charge of sanctioning, approving, regulating enthusiasm.
- Direct people’s motivation to achieve your end.