“Man exists for his own sake and not to add a laborer to the State.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson  

That is a universal statement.

It applies to every human being ever, regardless of age or any other consideration that can be quantified. I exist for me, not you. Not the collective in any way. The same applies for children, students. No child exists as a retirement plan for you, nor a career ready worker for the Chamber of Commerce or any government agency. I am responsible for me. You are not. The state is not. Treat one another fairly, in accord with the golden rule.


What is mine is mine, and what is your is yours. If we want to share or trade, so be it. If not, let it be.