by Chris Campbell
Laissez Faire Books
Most people want to be free to do as they wish. Yet, they don’t want the responsibility of being free. They are afraid that if they are 100% free and responsible for their actions, they might fail.
And that failure would become a reflection of who they are. Failure would, naturally, in their minds, expose them as failures and frauds.
It’s the fear of our own inadequacies, Milton William Cooper says in Behold a Pale Horse, which cause us delegate the bulk of our lives to complete strangers. It’s the fear that, at our core, we aren’t good enough, strong enough, brave enough, or smart enough for this world and all of its problems.