Self flip-flops between reading fan fiction and Robert Greene’s The 48 Laws of Power.
Today’s words of wisdom are from Greene, p. 10. There’s a rather horrific story about “The Snake, The Farmer, and the Heron.” Everyone in the story stabs each other in the back, until finally the only innocent person in the story, the farmer’s wife, suffers unspeakable violence.
The story ends with this moral:
“When you see water flowing uphill, it means that someone is repaying a kindness.” — African Folk Tale
And from Voltaire: “Lord, protect me from my friends; I can take care of my enemies.”
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.