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#peakoil If Capitalism is Sociopathic, How Should We Make a Living?: [As background to this long post, I highly

Anti-sociopaths also must attend to their needs and appear to be going along with conventional morality and social norms, despite not caring at all about convention for convention’s sake and largely disagreeing with most if not all conventions, often on ethical grounds. For instance, I couldn’t care less about giving gifts at Christmas. I think it is terribly inefficient at people actually getting what they want, plus tremendously wasteful of resources, encourages mindless consumerism, destroys the planet, and the whole event is completely inauthentic and phony (“christmas cheer” is nothing more than fabricated inauthenticity, especially at the darkest time of the year right before it becomes the coldest). Refusing to participate in giving gifts which one is required to give exposes the whole game as not being about charity or generosity at all but social obligation. Anti-...

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