This odd trait of mind and emotion, this perverse wish to hide a bad motive underneath a good one, permeates human affairs from top to bottom. This subtle and elusive kind of self-righteousness can underlie the smallest act or thought.
I’m going to stall right here and say I forgot to think about this, and all day so far I have failed to identify a time I have done this. But I need to. So I’m stalling.