by Mr. Mean-Spirited
Ok, ok, life is unjust. We get that. We all know that there is something wrong with the world.
But your ancestors experienced the exact same unfairness. Previous generations faced the same injustices, and tried and tried to patch things – but failed miserably. You aren’t smarter than your great-grandparents; trying to make things better will be just as disastrous for you as it was for your ancestors. You aren’t more caring than your predecessors; you’re just another asshole like everyone else in human history. You aren’t finer than your forebears; your efforts to fix things will be just as futile. What makes you better than thousands of forerunners and their inevitable fiascos?
Stop trying to change the social order. You can’t improve the world; you can only make things worse. The most evil person is someone who wants to improve society – not because his inclinations are bad, but because his intentions are distorted. A deluded mind is a danger to everyone. A mass murder has his faults, but at least the reprobate sees things as they are. A do-gooder is far worse – a creature who wants to inflict his mental defects on the entire planet.
Poverty cannot ever be eradicated, so it is much more sensible just to accept that social inequality. Jesus Himself said that the poor will always be with us. If the Son of God couldn’t eliminate wealth disparities, then you sure as hell won’t be able to eliminate destitution. Imagine the self-deception of those communitarians who fancy that they are smarter than Christ. Privation is a private matter that doesn’t involve you.
If all human beings are inherently racist as the media tells us over and over and over again, then it makes more sense to accept that innate prejudice. You cannot change human nature, but you can acknowledge it. Why try to get along with outsiders when it is so much simpler and so much more satisfying just to keep your distance? Just admit your bigotry and you won’t have to bother with lectures from self-righteous broadcasters ever again.
If society is unequal, then that’s just the way life is. It takes more understanding to accept bad conditions, than it does to attempt to change circumstances. Living in harmony with the cultural environment requires that you leave social situations just as they are. An enlightened man steps over beggars starving on the sidewalk; giving a meal to a starving mammal merely delays the natural course of events. A wise man never tries to feed the local wildlife – only a fool offers food to feral beasts (be those creatures animal or human). If you try to make friends with wild animals, you will only get bitten.
Whenever an individualist sees another human being in pain, the wise man always minds his own business. A good citizen never gets involved.