Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Who's the fairest? You're just jealous
One virtue I think is important, possibly because it's one of my few virtues, is the ability to rejoice in, rather than resent the success of others. I used to think this was normal. When someone says something is "unfair", meaning that somebody else has more than they do, what's the point? The really nasty thing about this form of resentmnt is that it has limited range. People resent the neighbor who has a better job, better pension, sweeter wife. They don't, for some reason, resent the billionaires who're keeping us all down & laughing about it. This is the only thing I ever intend to write about the recall election in Wisconsin. It's just too depressing.