“You are selfish.”
This is one of the most gut-wrenching insults a person can throw at you. It puts you into a special category of low life who sucks the energy and resources from others to serve your own interests.
Ironically, being called selfish is usually in response to you being unwilling to do something to serve the accuser’s self-interest, and is quickly followed up with, “You should be more selfless.”
The Fountainhead held the top spot in my “Favorite Books” list for a long time and I recently decided to read (listen) to it again.
The Fountainhead highlights the difference between producers and second-handers. Instead of review, I thought I’d post some of the most meaningful quotes from the book and allow you to get a glimpse into some of the ideas that are within the book.
In 1991, the Library of Congress conducted a survey on reading habits and respondents chose the Bible as the book that made the most difference in their lives.
The second most influential book? Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.
“Hold the line.”
“Don’t change your mind.”
Because apparently changing your opinion on political and business issues means you don’t have a backbone. You flip-flop. You say whatever you have to in order to get ahead.
Do we really believe that stubborn, hard-headedness is the ideal?
Look, it’s social media, so you’re well within your right to connect with or sever connections with whomever you’d like. I just hope that when you demand that people who think differently than you be more open-minded, and then say things like the title of this post, you see the irony.