[November 25, 2023] When my book, 55 Rules for a Good Life, came out last year, I received a vigorous critique of the first Chapter, “Nobody Owes You Nuttin’.” A psychologist who read the book told me he could quickly identify the type of person I am just by reading my first Chapter. And several political leftists were adamant that I committed a crime against humanity.
At first, I was puzzled at the strength and frequent challenges of the book, but I realized that this Chapter (see link to Chapter 1) challenged the core of the ideology of my detractors. The Chapter says that you are who you are, you have free will, and you determine your own fate.
“Realize that nobody owes you nuttin’. Not only does no one owe you anything, you owe the world everything. Once you accept this truth, you will be forever free to pursue your future as you wish.” – Chapter 1, 55 Rules for a Good Life
This Chapter’s theme runs against the ideology that the world is nothing but a power struggle between those in power, the oppressors, and those who are abused, the oppressed. The oppressors are evil, by definition, and any means to stop them is acceptable. The oppressed are only good people who can do no wrong. Those who believe this also state publically and proudly that any action by the oppressed to overthrow their oppressors, using any means available, no matter how debased or horrific.
The very idea that victimhood is an infantile idea and should be outright rejected by all adults runs against their neo-Marxist views. I have threatened the very foundation of their ideology and thus their visceral reaction to my book, in general, and to Chapter 1 specifically.
I challenge my readers to read my book and tell me your thoughts. Linked here is the first Chapter in its entirety for your reading. Thank you in advance for your comments.
Please read my books: