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NOW READING: ATONEMENT
He who would do battle with the many headed hydra of human nature must pay a world of pain & his family must pay it along with
him! & only as you gasp your dying breath shall you understand, your life amounted to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean!”
Yet what is any ocean but a multitude of drops?
What precipitates outcomes? Vicious acts & virtuous acts.
What precipitates acts? Belief.
Belief is both prize & battleﬁeld, within the mind & in the mind’s mirror, the world
considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what’s selﬁsh is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul searching. The only selﬁshness lies in ruining strangers’ days by forcing ’em to witness a grotesque-ness.
d’you think they keep their power? Reputation is king of the public sphere, not private. It is dethroned by public acts.
ugliﬁes the soul; for the human species, selﬁshness is extinction.
Is this the doom written within our nature?