Honoring the value of competence and steadfastness requires a generosity of spirit...

in liberty •  7 months ago

“Honoring the value of competence and steadfastness requires a generosity of spirit and a curbing of the passion for envy, traits that few people value and fewer still cultivate and acquire. Not until there is more of Smith and less of Hobbes in the human heart, will the majority of people prefer peaceful and boring market relations to the violent and exciting relations between coercer and coerced, predator and victim”
― Thomas Szasz, Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted

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