There is only one way to salvation, and that is to make yourself responsible for all men's sins. As soon as you make yourself responsible in all sincerity for everything and for everyone, you will see at once that this is really so, and that you are in fact to blame for everyone and for all things.
In fact, we have lost touch so badly that we often feel a kind of loathing for genuine 'living live,' and hence cannot endure being reminded of it. We've reached a point where we virtually regard 'living life' as hard labor, almost servitude and we all agree in private that it's much better 'according to books.
The world stands on absurdities, and without them perhaps nothing at all would happen.
Reason is passion's slave, is it not?
You are going to perform a virtuous deed, but you don't even believe in virtue--that's what makes you angry and torments you, that's why you're so vindictive.
They have succeeded in accumulating a greater mass of objects, but the joy in the world has grown less.