Do you need to say more than this poet?

“You learn that you don’t know everything, it’s not your job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.”

Ingratitude is sooner or later fatal to its author

Ingratitude will do you in . . . so says a Twi proverb. Gratitude is good for you . . . so says positive psychologists.

To bring all the apparent paradoxes of positive psychology together, we need to learn some maths about planes rather than lines. Though not obviously connected, contemporary commentary on positive psychology hangs together when we listen to Mandelbrot and other mathematicians.