27 December 2006

Matthew 18:7

Woe unto the world because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! (Matthew 18: 7)
When you get a higher level it is difficult to regret whatever led up to it, however terrible it was. And it is certainly possible to say that I would never have got a higher level if my life had been made less impossible, as it is only under extreme pressure that one is going to reject society as a source of significance in a sufficiently absolute way to become centralised in the operative sense.

Nevertheless, one does not consider the people who brought one’s life to this pass any less wicked, and one does not consider it any more acceptable that people should be subjected to oppressive treatment, especially by those who are able to allege that they are acting in their victims’ interests.