October 6, 2015

Extreme Do-Gooders

A line from Clive James’s memoir “North Face of Soho” comes to mind. He quotes the journalist Katherine Whitehorn: “You can recognize the people who live for others by the haunted look on the faces of the others.”

But her questions are probing, including this one: “Is it possible for a person to hold himself to unforgiving standards without becoming unforgiving?”
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