we think that if we choose to do good only good, then we are only good. we can make people happy. we can offer tranquility or contentment or
love, and that must be good. we do not see the falsehood becoming its
own brand of cruelty. who am i to presume what is good for others?
“Vanity is a factor, but it is more a question of control. It is easier to trick others into perceiving you as beautiful if you can convince yourself you are beautiful. But mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.”