Why should you work for other people when you can't work for yourself? What's the point?
Altruism and socialism refuted by self interest in one terse quote. In the modern world of division of labor working in ones self interest also serves the free market which each and every person may participate. For the few that are unable to work being a charitable donor of time, money or effort is a emotional reward. Though exponential advancing technology evermore swiftly enables those that were unable to work to overcome their disability.
Important point: For the Indians' altruism they were rewarded with the advanced technology of capitalism.
"Altruism and socialism refuted by self interest in one terse quote." ~ Zon
Exactly. You, too, might like to read the first item listed on my profile page. (if so, just click my screen name).