Systemic processes tend to reward people for making decisions that turn out to be right—creating great resentment among the anointed, who feel themselves entitled to rewards for being articulate, politically active, and morally fervent.
Well, we spent enough on gymnastics.”Christ, did we,’ said Maureen. ‘So many lessons.’So many lessons, it was true: art and music and ice-skating; Lily’s every fleeting interest enthusiastically, abundantly indulged. Not to mention the many...
Mankind, in all his lusts, punishes himself. The gods have to do very little.
Narcissistic personality disorder is named for Narcissus, from Greek mythology, who fell in love with his own reflection. Freud used the term to describe persons who were self-absorbed, and psychoanalysts have focused on the narcissist’s...
Competition works best in sports, but humans get addicted to stuff.
You don’t build a family by tearing down another one.
The eye of true equality often seems to have some degree of disrespect for the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty to the supposedly accomplished, privileged high and lofty, although in reality, it’s simply irrespectiveness.
They throw rice at a new marriage, then give him beans in a divorcement.