I live for myself first and foremost, and then come my family and friends. I do not care to save the world if I can find freedom for myself and the ones I love without doing it. Why should I? Iâ€™m nobodyâ€™s slave; I do as I please simply because I want to. It would be nice to live in a free world, but I donâ€™t think it is worth the trouble. Iâ€™d rather be free now, on my own, than break free along with millions of strangers 40 or 50 years from now.
Isnâ€™t this what individualism is all about? One has to make oneâ€™s own choices, for oneself and the ones willing to follow. If they do not want the freedom I want, then why the hell should I spend my time and money on making them share my ideals and go with me? Iâ€™m no selfless Samaritan or a slave of the peoples; Iâ€™m my own.
As libertarians, we need to break free from the collectivist worldview of this Savior Complex. There is no reason to work day and night to liberate people you donâ€™t know, never will know, and who sincerely do not appreciate what you are trying to do for them.
Most NT worthy attitude.