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Delphic Maxim of the Week - 2-20-23
Σεαυτὸν εὖ ποίει | Benefit yourself
Delphic Maxim of the Week. Benefit yourself (Σεαυτὸν εὖ ποίει).
“Being kind and good is the hallmark of the virtuous man. But we should never be good at the expense of our own foundation. Everyone has some self interest, and it is righteous and prudent to follow it. People who seem not to have any self interests in mind, and claim only and always work for someone else's good are to be treated with the utmost suspect. Free man can say open what they want, and only that allows cooperation and agreement, when everyone follows his own healthy self interest. You still give to the needy and help the fallen. But a man who entirely forsakes his own interests, is just a fool. If you lose everything, you can not benefit the Common Good either. Look after your interests, for only you can truly do that. There lies no evil in having a healthy dose of self interest.”