Gary Vaynerchuk. I hope he’s right. Since the dawn of civilization, the advantage typically goes to the most dishonest, i.e., politicians, clergy, lawyers, academia, activists, large corporations. Even when progress is made (i.e., Enlightenment), those truths too get co-opted by the manipulative and dishonest in order to perpetuate illusions and parasitically generate a dishonest livelihood. Take a look.
What he’s saying is that the future is going to be owned by the truly honest. Why do you suppose I post in the very direct, devil-may-care, fuck you if you don’t like it manner I do? Simple: fuck you if you don’t like it. I don’t care. I’m not lying about anything and the manner in which I conduct myself here pretty much proves it, as in the sarcastic "why not tell us what you really think."
I’m not interested in popularity, but in fully integrated honesty. Everything, at all times, no matter how brutal.
Fuck anyone who can’t take it. That’s the future. Get used to it.
(link: Greg, again)