Essentialists turn off the TV; they trust their own eyes and ears, their own experiences, and the reasoning power of their own brains. But they trust even their own brains only so far. They know that they are just like everyone else — easily swayed by emotion and easily influenced by mass sentiments.
It is not grandiose. It is not messianic. Nor is it guaranteed to work miracles. But at least it does not make things worse, and it will leave your money and dignity intact.”
Empire of Debt P. 319