Saturday, October 1, 2011

"Uncertainty is more stressful than being certain that you have no hope.

If you are sure there is no escaping your fate, you don’t have to plan, or carefully make decisions, or consider the consequences of appeasing your enemy, or analyze potentially dangerous situations, or question your assumptions, or confront your abusers, or stand against the crowd.

That, along with the sympathy victims might get, is why martyrdom is comfortable."