“For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.” —Eugene V. Debs
That explains why it's so easy for me to procrastinate in my home office. In the Bruce Springsteen poster (from the 1975 Bottom Line concert) that hangs on my office wall, he's got his back to me. I should get a new one with him looking out at me.
Of course, that's also the argument they use for putting video cameras everywhere. "Really, we'll lower crime. We don't even need to put tapes in the cameras. It's that creepy feeling of being watched everywhere you go that does it. It's even better than have an actual, well-trained, police force."
"having" that is.