Wishful Thinking is Not What You Think

No revolution has ever been the by-product of anyone convincing the majority of people in the world to adopt rational beliefs and behaviors.

Wherever there has been a revolution, there has been a relatively small remnant who were willing to take a chance on their ability to change the world in spite of the apparent irrationality of the masses.

Nothing is more irrational than when the rational members of a society give up hope and quit fighting merely because they are in the minority.

If you want to create a sane world, you have to first reject the insanity of seeking permission from the consensus and cooperation of the majority.

The sense of creativity and rebellion necessary for creating freedom is inherently subversive. It doesn’t thrive because everyone loves it. It thrives because it continually prepares itself to survive in the very conditions where people hate it, mock it, and mistrust it.

If you’re waiting around for the majority of people to wake up and start doing what you think is the right thing, you’re a victim of wishful thinking. The only way to be realistic and rational is by trying to make a difference without naively expecting everyone around you to conform to your idea of being realistic and rational.