I have always wanted to think the best of people. But nearly seventy years of life have finally convinced me that some people are only at their best in extreme circumstances of hunger, pain or thirst -
or in what we rich, totalitarian sedentarists insist is deprivation (no access, for example, to infantilising education) -
and that most people who live in employment-economies are mostly more than half-way to their worst.
- So what ? Besides the overwhelming majority of unborn, the wholesome- minded once-born, and the divided Tolstoyan-Kierkegaardian twice-born, are the very few, and non-elect: the thrice-born who live from moment unto moment of spontaneous insight.