Where am I headed if I’m excellent with money but lousy with myself? Profiteering, almost certainly. Pornography, possibly. Do-gooding, maybe.
Selfishness continues to be humanity’s most besetting sin. According to this convolution, the rich deserve to be rich and the poor deserve to be poor. Am I selfish? Of course not. Not me.
Beliefs are not benign; they demand enactment. The most pernicious beliefs are the unconscious ones, the beliefs we don’t know we have. A belief in one’s weakness, for example, which can imprison a man in compensatory behaviours.
Where the appearance of a self stands in for the Self, there is a ceaseless striving for significance.
The culture is exceedingly devout in its worship of money. It is assumed that men in three-piece suits know what they are talking about.
We are fully revealed in our relationship to money, especially by how we part with it.
There is not much to be done with a man who is tighter than three coats of paint. He wants something, seeks an advantage. He cannot love.