Also there is a thin line between being nice and being nice for the sake of rewards or karmic brownie points. Once you decide that you are nice for a reason, your niceness becomes a pretense. I do not understand inherent goodness. But, I do admire it. I admire the character of Ram- the righteous, just man. Not to infuriate the feminists but, I get why he punished Sita. No special privileges for being the king was his point. Piousness is a dated concept. We should look at the whole thing from a subaltern view.
I don’t know if I used the word subaltern correctly. I hope you got my point. The point of view of the masses of those times. He was Ram. Not Ram Mohan Roy!
Perhaps that’s why I like Batman too. He is also a hero who wins no rewards. The concept is romantic. Of course, life sucks without rewards.
Then there are other things. I am good at expressing my feelings. I can write them down and people can read them and nod. They can go, ‘Hmm.. this chap writes well’ but if I continue doing this, only this for a living- I will make no living. Writing is tough and yet writers starve to death.
Now I sound like a crybaby to myself so, I will shut up. All I wanted to say was- someone please give me money. 😛