If someone wants to use his innate gifts and education to pursue to acquire expensive antiques, that is his right.
But, he doesn’t have the right of exclusive access to healthcare, food,
These are essential to survival.
No one has the right to own the quality of another person’s future.
To use the power of the government to impose destitution by depriving people of basic services is more bestial than slavery.
I think that if you asked, most people would say no to a legal system that places property rights above human rights.
Imagine “nag ware” installed in your mind to remind you of the human condition and your role in changing it.
Imagine a pop-up screen that reminds you that none of us is immune to adversity.
The half-truth that drives the modern myth of ‘individualism” is correct for those people who have access to the resources we all need to learn and thrive.
If you are one of the lucky few who is resourceful and intelligent enough
to have acquired these skills in an isolated and marginalized environment then God is with you, but you are not the norm, and your exception should not become
Individualism: “the right of the individual to freedom and self-realization”. Wikipedia
How, does one achieve the freedom to exercise this right?
How many people understand that “individuation” is an intellectual process that, until recently, was reserved for the upper class.
The first step toward true individuation is full literacy.
One aspect of literacy is the ability to understand the implications of ones
choices and their consequences for others.
Rob Goldstein (c) 2015