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Delphic Maxim of the Week 8/21/23
Τὸ συμφέρον θηρῶ - Pursue what is profitable
Delphic Maxim of the Week. Pursue what is profitable (Τὸ συμφέρον θηρῶ)
“The problem of too many people is, they don't know what they really want, and even less what actually benefits them. What is profitable to you is what you really want, and what also is good for you.
Many people just aim for what others tell them, whether through the bombardment of advertisement that we face today, through mass media, politics and the many small bounds of social pressure, until what they want themselves is lost and buried. And then, we often are made to want things which are not really good for us. Like always eating junk food. Yes, you can want that, but do you profit from eating that always? Certainly not. So, pursue what is profitable.”