by Bill Joslin
You are not real, you don’t exist until you act in the world – until an impact has been catalyzed. Nothing else; morals, hope, intentions, thoughts, feelings; none of it exists, only the acts and consequences of acts exist – you are what you’ve done – realz over feels…
When assessing the people around you, all that matters is what they’ve done and can do – not how nice they are, how moral they are, how amiable you find them, what they say – they are what they do. If they can’t do – there’s is nothing you can do with or for them- they are not equals and must be led.
Likewise – if you can’t do (we all have our limits) then best to step aside. Your intentions, thoughts, feels, understanding is useless and pointless until you can act.
Extrapolate this into larger scales – social norms, group identity, customs, are ghosts – not quite real until codified in law and law doesn’t exist until there is force to make it real (consequential)…
Therefore – if you want your people to exist – you must rule and many of your people won’t be able to rule, so you must lead them – sheepdog rule or your people , you, aren’t real.