Alright, a few years back, around 2009 or 2010, I read a few things by Nietzche. In a few online and real life discussions with edjamacated folks I was told that I misunderstood his premise. What I took away from reading him was he suggested a dual morality. One for “peasants” and one for “the powerful.” Or, in moderne terms, one for the non-wealthy (the 99 percenters) and another for the wealthy. The poor are obligated to “work hard” and “pay their bills.” The rich are obligated to “grow their wealth.”
Let’s look how this plays out…
Someone gets in debt. They are told to face up to their fiscal responsibility. To get a second job and/or work more hours at the current job (if that is an option.) Now, look what happens when a filthy rich guy like The Don has money problems-Bankruptcy, mutherfuckers…. Funny how banksters will tell homeowners not to walk away from a home with an underwater mortgage but they will readily wash their hands of “a bad investment.”
Another thing, lets say, you take the first job that comes along and you realize pretty quickly it’s not what you thought it was. In fact it is what many would call a “toxic environment.” You could quit. However, you might look like a dreaded jobhopper. Some people’s advice will be to “suck it up” for over a year. Have you ever heard the phrase “Hire Slow and Fire Fast!” Another one you might see in business journals is “to fail quickly.” Now on an individual level, if you feel something isn’t working, well, why should you stay with it. However, it’s ironic that those who would hire slow and fire quick will judge you as “flakey” for not “sucking it up” and “pushing through the pain.” Double standard much?
Looks like those in power are operating under a different set of rules….