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November 29, 2010
This is the problem: when we see ourselves as victims, we need somebody to blame. That's the underlying cause of racism and bigotry. We see Other People as taking away our jobs, taking away opportunities, and breaking down our society. Once in a while an individual gets carried away and sets out to mete his own justice, like Mark Lepine murdering 14 women at the Ecole Polytechnique.

It is not enough for me to take responsibility for my own life. I must resist the tendency to see myself as a victim, and take responsibility also for the wellbeing of others.