Oh, and after writing this, I had an esprit de l’escalier — common trait #12: political and other theorists say their theories come from divine or universal laws, but the theories come from people.

Who really decreed that all men are created equal — God or Thomas Jefferson and his counterparts? This is a paraphrase of an idea from Chapter 6 of Harari's Sapiens.

Communists and capitalists both use supposedly universal truths to prop up their theories.

I choose to believe in some of them but not because I believe they are divine truths but because they are beneficial to society.

amateur tweets, professional works –pressfield