I would say that we live in difficult times. I would say that a lot of us have had to cobble everything together the best that we can, without any guidance. Where others were able to rely on institutions, we stand or fall on our own. It’s a sad state, and if I knew you better, I could probably find a dire contradiction in you, and you in I.
Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer