Little deputies

There are no bad men but sometimes—if we misunderstand, cannot see or are confused about something—we act badly. We become inflated, dogmatic, violent. We talk about the bottom line as if it were philosophically significant, about God as if we’ve been deputized.


Emotional sobriety

More suffering is created by people who take offence than by people who give offence. We can drop this, if we choose, our habit of being offended. It is right action’s chief impediment.