“Your Sense of Scarcity is Showing, Sir!”
It’s been called a “Shrinking Pie” mentality – the doubt and desperation that accompany a feeling of deficiency and shortage.
People with this fearful, often spiteful, suspicious demeanor have a very different approach from those who embrace abundance, expect success, innovate, and generously share.
But those with this debilitating disposition are not simply harmless pessimists – they’re actually dangerous, subtle saboteurs. Why?
An Ounce of Doubt is Like a Drop of Poison
– a portion of rot. Sowing tiny seeds of doubt through a simple facial expression, a few well-chosen words, a hesitant response, a reluctance to proceed, the tendency toward compromise, and greed are all hallmarks of the sharks of scarcity.
These people are bad news for enterprising entrepreneurs. They usually hide secret agendas and fall-back plans, keep back doors open, and easily team up with your enemy behind your back, “just in case”.
Worst of all, they love claiming the unearned and specialize in riding on one’s coat tails.
These are the Parasites of the World
- The looters and moochers who cheer loudly when their Comrade Obama promises (and delivers, I’m sad to say) the redistribution of wealth.
- They’re terrified of being “left out”, even when they have done nothing to earn inclusion, and they are the first to drop their prices and lower their standards to make a quick buck – usually at the expense of someone else’s reputation.
- They want to work less and earn more – hence their adoration on labor unions. They love titles and accolades, though usually unearned, and bask in the glory of the producers and creators, their own impotence and poisonous pessimism carefully hidden.
- They are quick to call the ideas of the champions “Pollyanna”, yet they want the credit when these ideas work. They are the “Wait and See,” “I’ll think about it” people of the world.
- They are the slothful, aimless, adult children who are just waiting for their Baby Boomer parents to die, so they can inherit easy money. They will squander and lose it, of course, but they don’t know that.
- They are the friends and relatives who show up at family gatherings empty handed, “forget” their wallets when the bills arrive in restaurants, and hide away like cockroaches when they fail to repay their debts to you.
- They are those who promise the world, talk a lot, pose and parade, but produce virtually nothing.
- They are cheap, stupid, and dangerous.
In her wonderful and enlightening book, “Atlas Shrugged”, Ayn Rand’s parasite characters are Wesley Mouch, Lillian Reardon, James Taggart, and Reardon’s mother and brother.
Having Pegged a Parasite, How to Proceed:
There is only one way to protect your baby child from a staving wolf – SHOOT the wolf. And if you can’t shoot the wolf, grab your baby and get out of there.
- Sit down to negotiate with the wolf.
- Discuss your different philosophies over a cup of warm blood.
- Compromise –
“OK, Mr. Wolf, how about you just bite one of my baby son’s hands off, and then I take him home – does that work for you?”
Sounds like government taxation to me – much like the Mafia.
The politically correct will set up meetings with terrorists, and a parasite is, in fact, a type of terrorist. Invite him in to your home (or country), and he will bring his terrorist friends.
Don’t be polite to pirates – blow them out of the water.
The Good News:
The good news is that if you are a producer and creator of value, you don’t need the parasites – they need you. Hence taxes.
You can move on to greener fields and create your own virtual Galt’s Gulch. If you’re Atlas, carrying the world of parasites, you can shrug. And you should.
- You will prosper without parasites.
- Your profits will proliferate.
- You will have peace of mind and you will think clearly.
Break free from the putrefying, poisonous parasites, and prosper.