“Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you.”
– Christopher Hitchens
These are perhaps the most meaningful, accurate and relevant words I have come across in a while. A standing ovation for Sir Hitchens.
I swear by every word quoted above. This is my motto. And it doesn’t get any better.
Hence, a post dedicated to this amazing quote.
P. S. – I know I am late. Please read, ‘Dear Readers,‘ to know why.