Someone mentioned the best defense being not having any expectations… Here’s what happens when you’ve been pushed to that point that you no longer have ANY expectations for anyone… You have an epiphany.
An epiphany in which I firmly believe the capitalist viewpoint finds its onus, starting with the idea of embracing the idea of using your wealth to not only stay on top, but to also prevent others from climbing to your level BASED on this epiphany… Which is that people are thankless wretches, and if you give of your own will, they develop a hubris.
The capitalist realizes that there is no point in trying to make people see things from their level, when they’re so resistant to understanding, and that the best revenge against an undeferential society is actually to stop feeling compelled to enlighten the stupid with the expectation of being understood and to instead view people’s stupidity as an opportunity in the form of a commodity.
You’ll never go broke appealing to the lowest common denominator, and that’s why ‘the powers that be’ espouse this idea that things are equitable. After all, what are you doing when you try to explain yourself to someone? You’re trying to salvage your expectations. When you confide in someone you make a confine for an idea that can effervesce into something more. But when you’re surrounded by indolent morons who don’t understand what they’ve been given, your only choice is to capitalize on their stupidity.
I have my own thoughts that I won’t share, but I will say that it’s not a philosophy entirely without merit.