Large number of people believe in arbitrary moral standards, but you are not obliged to imitate their foolishness. The idea that things can be done only in one specific way is false. The expectation that people must accept imposed values is unworkable. If you have ethical questions, look around until you find logical and consistent answers.
Abandon contradictory goals
friends or spouse, seek out exclusively individuals who can think for
themselves. Abandon contradictory goals. Never get involved with persons
whom you know to be dishonest, since they are unable to maintain good
personal relationships. Deceit is synonymous with inconsistency. False
ideas conflict with facts and with each other.
Anxiety is the
mark of those who move at random, without destination. Animals do not
need perspective, but humans do. In order to achieve great personal
relationships, you need to determine your direction. A wise man cannot
be satisfied with short-term relationships. Superficial personal bonds
take a disproportionate amount of time and cannot provide the pleasures
of deep conversation.
The law of cause and effect
Rational values embody principles that are
common to all thinking human beings. Those values are distilled from
reality by means of observation and logic. Irrational people cannot
establish steady relationships because their behaviour continuously
clashes with the demands of the world.
The law of cause and
effect, the fundamental principle of existence, governs the relations
between men and women. The relationships that you build today will
determine how your future plays out. Your choice of friends and spouse
will play a key role in your happiness.
Reason tell us how to
lead our lives, whom to befriend, and who is worthy of our love. Let
reason establish your ambitions and priorities also in the field of
human relationships. Fashion and imitation provide the short-term
contentment that comes from conformity, not real happiness.
adds much expense to you detriment and brings little worth to your
experience. Shrug your shoulders at unrealistic advice. Ignore
invitations from irrational people, either as friends or love
companions. You will spare yourself enormous costs and trouble.
Happiness calls for steady purpose
your choice of spouse, never pay attention to fashion or cultural
expectations. Do not sell yourself short by exchanging your rational
values for the worthless pleasures of conformity. Adopt logic and
consistency as your only criteria for love and friendship.
calls for steady purpose and continuous action. Choose the way of
reason and adopt consistent values. Developing relationships with other
rational individuals can be a slow process, but it is extremely
rewarding. It will enable you to lead a successful life and enjoy the
company of the best of humanity.
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