Is it the duty of individuals with high self esteem to help those with low self esteem?
Some of my frank thoughts:
Is it even possible?
Tony Robbins is an interesting character. Long story short he was a ‘loser’ who transformed himself into becoming an insanely successful life coach. However … at the core … is Tony Robbins an individual with high self esteem or low self esteem? My thought:
Tony Robbins is an individual with low self esteem who augments his feeling of self esteem by helping empower individuals with (even lower) self esteem than himself.
Tim Ferriss is Tony Robbins 2.0
A person I really like and admire is Tim Ferriss. I read his 4 hour work week and got lots of good ideas but also got a lot of bad ideas (for example I think the notion of ‘passive income’ is a very bad notion as all income is active and *must* be active).
But anyways Tim Ferriss is around 5 foot 6 inches, and certainly the guy has a maaaaaasive inferiority complex. I admire his courage and honesty in talking about his experiences wanting to commit suicide while he was an undergrad in Princeton — but at the core, that is who he is. He drove his mom’s van, hustled, and listened to Tony Robbin’s motivational tapes every single day. Now Tim Ferriss is a giant. He is probably one of America’s most successful self-made entrepreneurs (truly). But … Tim Ferriss at the end of the day is probably deeply insecure about himself. Is this the individual we want to be guiding our intellectual thought and lifestyle approaches?
Ethics and duty.
Kant’s notion of the ‘Categorical Imperative’ is a bad moral and ethical code. Why? It assumes all humans are the same. We need to need to promote a much more dynamic form and code of ethics which treats every single human being as a ‘bespoke’ (one of a kind) case.