The first loyalty—loyalty to one’s innermost self—obviates all other loyalties.
Many of our young men are dangerously dissatisfied. It’s not their fault. They’ve been trained to want what they don’t have—trained, you could say, to suffer.
There are two kinds of loyalty—wise and, well, otherwise. Wise loyalty is a connectedness to one’s deepest essence, to the inner I AM. “This above all: to thine own self be true.”
A pornography habit will eventually chew the heart out of a relationship. There are more zombie marriages in the culture than we can know.
Habits are hard to break. (When was the last time you broke one?)
A man’s habits obscure his primary fault.
A man is nonconforming to the extent that he pleases himself, and conforming to the extent that he pleases others.
“This above all; to thine own self be true.”
Do what you want.