RUSH: Marcus Aurelius: ‘The object of life…’ By the way, Eric from Tampa, if you’re still out there and you’re heading over to Middlesex University, this is a great quote to take with you, or for any kid going off to college. It’s actually applicable to all of us: ‘The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding one’s self in the ranks of the insane.’ Now, to me, this is brilliant. Independents and moderates do precisely this. They sit around and they wait for a majority to form and then they join it, because they can feel like they’re part of the majority. They wait to see what makes ’em feel best, and then they join it, and they often end up joining the ranks of the insane. You could say this about global warming opposition. The easy thing to do is to believe it. ‘Oh, yeah, there’s all kind of global warming and it’s manmade. Yeah.’ Get in on it because everybody will applaud you. But you’re joining the ranks of the insane if you do that because you’re seeking to be part of the majority, and so I just love this quote.