18. Two Mirrors
Few things reassure us more of our perfection than seeing
the changes that should be made in other people.
On the other hand, nothing alarms us more than finding
we’re in possession of those imperfections we’ve seen in
others. There are two mirrors set before us, then: One
that we’re certain is reliable, in which we see our perfection,
and one we’re tempted to send back to the shop for repairs.