At least at some times, pity is the strange deal a person makes when deluding themselves–the agreement to feel bad/guilt and flagellate themselves in exchange for seeing the pitied person and then not actually doing anything. People who pity let themselves off easy. Pity is ridiculous. And that's the most usual kind of pity in this country–if not the only kind of pity there is. Either help people or quit lying to yourself.

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