When we think that we are persons, we are immediately enmeshed in a ranking system. According to this system, the death of a queen is vastly more important than the death of an unbaptized orphan in a country with no weapon systems and a minor league GDP. The word ‘person’ comes from the Latin for actor’s mask. Clearly, there’s no benefit to be derived from reforming our systems. We just need clarity about who we are not.
The true man does not take sides. He’s hermaphroditic. He is both sides.
One way to secure a measure of inner calm is to immediately delete “should” from our vocabulary. When we act from should, the act is corrupt. The true man does not contradict himself.