A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"Following" by Scythe

There are two kinds of people in this world: those who lead and those who follow. We live in a world that has a surplus of people that follow. We also live in a world that has a surplus of leaders. How can there be a surplus of both if there are only two types? Simple. There are many that fall into both categories. What proportion of the people that you know actually have the initiative to do something worthy on their own? Better yet, what proportion of the people that you know that will voluntarily assume a leadership role for the sole purpose of reducing their workload? Those are the ones that fall into both categories. It is people like this that are the reason that socialism, while the most ideal type of society on paper, never works. Think about a colony of insects. Each individual has a duty which he or she is expected to fulfill and usually does so without question, and the civilization advances. There are just enough humans in this world that are only willing to do enough to get by that making easy for anyone to get by results in a large proportion of people who will do nothing and effectively destroy their own civilization by offloading too much work onto those who care. So what does this all mean? It means get out and do something while you still can; make a contribution to society and the contribution that society makes to you will be that much greater.

By the way, I'm new to this blog so I would like to introduce myself as Scythe and thank you all for taking the time to read this, for taking the time to think.

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