On Nature

I have a lot of good things going for me.
But let me tell you what I feel,
for no reasonable reason:

that the world is a cruel place

that injustice is a great way to get ahead

that the best way to be happy is to be born happy

that the best way to be wealthy is to be born wealthy

that power brings more power

that insincerity works

that most people don’t know why they do what they do

that money is stronger and deadlier than love and gravity

that life is not kind to the poor

that most lives are tragic, except for the lucky

that it is reasonable to feel crippling despair.