A lot of our criticism of others seems to lowest common denominate to:
- “Yeah, I may have sold my soul, but AT LEAST I didn’t sell it for something as ‘wicked’ as you did. I just sold mine for a ‘successful’ marriage, health benefits and smooth relations with my peers; you sold yours for wealth and power.”
We’re so afraid of being exposed as frauds that we will readily exchange our souls for a ‘perverted’ peace of mind. ‘Perverted’ in the sense that we only experience this peace when we’re comparing and contrasting ourselves against the people we think are relatively ‘more’ wicked than us (this is the ‘soul exchange’ in action), usually in the agreeable company of those who are on the same ‘soul plan’ as us1.
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