So I always pondered, why are the whores rated characterless? Is it just because they sell their skin? Well, in that sense, there are people worse than them; there are people who sell their brains, sell their integrity, sell their souls and they are still the respectable class, how and why? Take a look at you, are you a sell-out? I rate a person to be a sell-out when he does something that he doesn't really enjoy doing but merely does it for money. How different is he from a prostitute? She sells her flesh for money, he sells his brains for money and none of them are enjoying their "work" really! But still prostitution is filthy whereas brain and knowledge sale is high class! Justified?
I believe there are just two ways of making a living:
1) Do what you do and people appreciating your work pay you for the same
2) Sell yourself and do what others want you to do
There, I believe, is a very thin line between being a bent-over and being yourself. It is necessary to realize this. This life we get is meant to be for us, why should we waste it living for others? Is it just because you get good money? Please help me figure out how different it is then from that of a prostitute? She satisfies her customer for money and so do you. The means may be different but the end is the same. All the education and all the knowledge that was acquired over so many years was done so just to be sold? Was it so cheaply attained? Was it so easy? Why waste something over which so much effort was spent? Why not utilize it for the betterment of our own selves than to price it for some materialistic pleasure? I fail to comprehend the art of selling oneself to the world as a morally correct act, but then who’s to judge the right and wrong of it?
Disclaimer: I myself haven't read any books on the above mentioned topic and I am totally ignorant on the matter they contain. The book was mentioned only for its amusing title!