I can say for a fact that I am not much better than anyone else. I'm lazy and selfish (and piggy even) a lot of the time. It takes a lot to get me off my duff and doing good works, especially now that I am retired. It's fun to have money and leisure and live in a beautiful place and have nice family and friends and many joys in life. And I'm not fishing for compliments, either, when I say this, of the oh really you are a good person variety. I'm not an especially good person, just average good. (See vid below)
Stingy, too, often enough. I sneer at the peasants. Ignorance really annoys me and causes me to poke fun at those with silly ideas. Unlike Kant, I can't say that I should strive in my behavior to be the model by which everyone else should live. That would be the purest egotism. And way too much work, of course.
Comfortable folks who insist on seeing themselves as embattled outsiders get on my nerves. They have it both ways: playing the victim card plus making a nice living in peace and prosperity. Nobody's known the trouble they've seen! Why, they were almost turned into bacon!
I prefer this kind of frontal attack on the selfish rich, as in this great Beatles song. I own that I have my piggy side, too. Not going to deny that. So a New Years' resolution will be to live with the ambivalence and stop trying to rationalize everything. MMMM. Bacon!
OK. Tomorrow I'll be nice again and post a pretty pic or something. If the damn vog (volcanic smog that we get from time to time, especially bad right now) goes away. It had me recliner bound all yesterday afternoon. I can't exercise or even move when it's this bad. But I sure got a lot of reading done!BTW: I hope everyone understands that the person I'm criticizing here most is myself.