Silver linings are always smaller than their clouds

Every misdeed creates an opportunity for good, and every injury, strength among its victims–but always less, and always later, like a basketball’s second bounce, or third.

This is the mathematical proof of the ends not justifying the means, as well as the sad calculus of hope. It is worth remembering, when things seem confusing especially.

A friend of mine told me that 70% of all of the garbage in the world comes from the United States. I am sure, even if this is statistically correct, that this is wrong–because some of the garbage is good.

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