Pursue money and power like your life depends on it
When the right people have money and power, it inspires the next generation and other people in the community to take up professions and causes for well being of the community and move us forward as a species.
Those who contribute to the well being of the community and move us forward as a species should also pursue money and power.
If they don't, it creates a vacuum where lesser people move in. As an example, if historians, social reformers, journalists, thinkers, philosophers, doctors, engineers, financiers, scientists, businessmen don't pursue power and money, others will. The mere presence of good people keeps unsavory characters away.
When the right people have money and power, it inspires the next generation and other people in the community to take up professions and causes for well being of the community and move us forward as a species. If young and impressionable minds see philosophers, engineers and scientists with power and money, they want to be like them. If they see celebrities and actors with money and power, they want to be like them.
Not all of us are driven by selfless concern for others. Why should there not be financial rewards for doing genuine good in the community?
Why does the biggest house and the flashiest car in town not belong to the scientist, or the historian, or the engineer, or the philosopher or the social reformer? Don't you want every teenager to look at you and be inspired by your work and the glamor you radiate? Instead, we have admiration of people with freakish appearance, clownish actions and deformed personality who can attract attention and sell ads on TV and social media.
It is this utter failure of the intellectuals and elite to pursue power and money which has led to our 'Joyless Economy and Clown Culture', where there is no joy or reward for doing useful work, and the freakish clowns who can attract attention and sell ads on TV and social media are admired in our culture.
People who can handle money and power, and put it to good use have not been fulfilling their duties for decades as they are addicted to easy life, comfort, and polite gentle 'civilized' discourse. They have not risen to the challenge of their times. There is deafening silence and conspicuous absenteeism from them.
It is a fallacy that money and power corrupts. There are countless examples of rich and powerful people doing good. Yes, it is rare, but we only need a few good rich and powerful people in our times.
You know who you are, the one who can handle the money and power and not be corrupted by it. It is thousands of years of evolution that has resulted in you having the gifts of intellect, creativity, imagination, mental stamina, and good values. Don't waste it in the service of the undeserving necrophiliac reverse-evolutionary world you find yourself in.
Break this addiction to easy life, comfort, and what you think is civilized discourse and existence.
Develop a killer instinct, and make those who stole your life and future tremble at the mere thought of you.
"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter"
- Ayn Rand.
"I am not interested in power for power's sake, but I'm interested in power that is moral, that is right and that is good"
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Pursue money and power like your life depends on it.
Akali Phula Singh was a great warrior who called Maharaja Ranjit Singh to task, humbled him, and forgave him. He had equal influence in the Sikh Empire as the Maharaja himself. He remained a leader, powerful, competent, foresighted and uncorrupted to the end. Image courtesy of Artist Bhagat Singh, SikhiArt.com.