Just looking at him made Andrew feel tense and irritated. It was wonder perfect strangers didn’t go up to the guy and punch him in the face.
If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum – on whether to leave or remain in the European Union – teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question ‘Was it really all worth it’ ?
Wise men are not pacifists; they are merely less likely to jump up and retaliate against their antagonizers. They know that needless antagonizers are virtually already insecure enough.