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Never forget your keys! But, if it’s “their” lock, then you can usually forget about it – and be happy in doing so. Vox Day, whose blog just past 200 Million visitors(!), made some recent observations about the limitations placed by the world on those who are not of the world.

YOU HAVE NO CHANCE

If you are a good person, if you are a moral person, if you are a Christian, you are not going to be allowed to succeed in the system past a certain level. It’s just not going to happen. But it’s very, very freeing to know this. You’re not going to get the scholarship. You’re probably not going to get the acceptance letter. You’re not going to get the interview. So, this means you have the imperative to go out and make things happen on your own.

Because here’s the magical thing about it. They can’t create. They cannot create things that are good, beautiful and true. They’re predators and parasites. And so, there’s always going to be a certain amount of room that is granted to people that just do their own thing, or for people who just work outside the system, because that’s where the positive change – the necessary positive change – is going to happen.

A commenter related the excellent allegory of Galadriel and the Ring. Here’s to all of us passing the test. This kind of “failure” is the only real success in the world.