"Michael, I view the world very simply: producers and parasites."
That was me, in a phone conversation with a high-powered attorney that I just had to retain on a pressing company legal matter. I don’t use the phrase "high-powered attorney" lightly. I’ve dealt with hundreds of attorneys (literally)–mostly putzes–over the years. For the most part, this one defends businesses, and he does so very effectively.
But the question remains. Who are you, and why? At the end of the day, have you added real value to humanity, or have you sucked value away in order to fake–through the prism of activity–a sense of self worth?