The events of the Titanic disaster can be seen as a symbol of what happens through overconfidence in technology, complacence, and a mindset of profits over people’s safety.
[A]nd you may know how little God thinks of money by observing on what bad and contemptible characters he often bestows it.”
[Man and the Gospel (1865)]
Ambition’s ambition is immortality. To create an eternal legacy.
Some prevailing signs of social climbers are their:
– ticking cunning ambition
– times of deceit
– hand of wickedness
– gloves of bigotry
– hidden bunch of schemes
– cup of pride
– sip of prejudice
– odour of greed
– grit of hatred
Their favorite hunger is comparing themselves to others. A thirst of competition with sloth, jealousy and anger at their spirits.
Instead of loving people and using money, people often love money and use people.
Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.
…an’ there never yet was speculation but in the long run, it meant smash. Ye run so hard that ye fall ower yoursel
There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.
Superficial efficiency seems cheaper at first, but it costs more the long run, with the cost being pushed off onto someone other than the one who saves a few bucks.
The fact that they viewed their wealth as a result of their own hands, without any honor other than lip service being given to the god that had blessed them, gave perfect openings to the liars slithering up their legs.