56. Satre: ‘Hell is other people’. How reassuring. Did he dare think this: heaven is other people?

57. ‘The whole world is rotten’. Indeed, it is. And the same rottenness that exists in the world is in you, in me, in everyone everywhere (even in some children). Which is reassuring, because in rare moments when the world is good and kind, it is thus and so because we are good and kind. It is as though all people are innocent and wicked.