24 12 10 - 09:36It's Christmas time and to show they deserve presents, most of your fellow simians will be busy talking about what they're giving to which charity. I suggest you avoid it and stop giving to charity altogether.
First, charities don't solve problems. Like government agencies, they exist by prolonging problems. For this reason, they prefer to take on problems that cannot be solved. Poverty cannot be solved; there are always poor, because someone is always going to lag the rest or be unable to control their impulses. Similarly, drug abuse, domestic violence, drunk driving, etc. are great windmills to tilt at. In the meantime, they pay handsome salaries for cushy jobs at those charities.
Second, giving to charity is a false altruism. Examine your motivations: you're doing it to feel better about yourself and con others into thinking you're a good person. But this leaves you open to attack. If you only feel good about yourself when giving, you're addicted. If others can give more, or give more showily than you, they get ahead. You need a better method.
Finally, charity is the placebo/red herring of the modern spiritual wasteland. It won't make you actually feel better; it will make you feel that you look better to others. Instead, fix the basic modern problem:
Thereâs a new disease spreading among American men of intelligence, class and accomplishment, characterized by total disgust of the victimâs surroundings. The victim becomes increasingly repulsed by the pointlessness of his job, the venality of his co-workers, the stupidity of the people he meets on the street, and the boorishness and dullness of the women he is expected to date. He becomes sullen, forlorn, and anti-social, preferring to self-medicate with alcohol and commiserate with his trusted friends. Self-help books and prescription drugs either donât help or defeat the purpose of helping by destroying the victimâs mind. Vacations to other places, particularly foreign countries, can temporarily ameliorate the symptoms, but every inch of progress made while away is undone once the victim returns home. - In Mala Fide
Modern people are caught in this syndrome: because we tolerate idiots, and demand everyone be considered equal, we have made a hell out of our civilization. It's best at waiting in line for fools to get done screwing up. It subjects you to the rule of morons, and the tastes of morons, because they outnumber you. Your whole life becomes a treadmill race to stay ahead of the blown-out, stupid, violent, ghetto, etc.
Instead of putting up with this shit and then like a dumb sap giving to charity to feel better about your doglike life, do something to change your life, starting with ignoring the charity racket. Put your money to use getting out of the rat race; buy AT&T stock with that extra cash and see your holdings grow. And dedicate your time away from compensation behaviors which make you feel better for ten seconds, and instead throw your effort into reforming this place. That too, starts with denying charity. We don't need to focus on the downtrodden; we need to fix our whole society!