Charles Bukowski

Be Kind

We are always asked to understand the other person's viewpoint no matter how out-dated foolish or obnoxious. One is asked to view their total error their life-waste with kindliness, especially if they are aged. But age is the total of our doing. They have aged badly because they have lived out of focus, they have refused to see. Not their fault? Whose fault? Mine? I am asked to hide my viewpoint from them for fear of their fear. Age is no crime but the shame of a deliberately wasted life among so many deliberately wasted lives is.

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