"In all my years as a clinical psychologist, and this is something that really does terrify me, is I have never seen anyone ever get away with anything at all, even once.

What I see instead is that the thing happens. Someone twists the fabric of reality and they do it successfully because it doesn't snap back at them that moment. And then, like two years later, something unravels and they get walloped. And they think, "this is so unfair!". And then we track it. What happened before that [unfair moment]... and then what? Oh, that's where it went wrong.

Because you can't twist the fabric of reality without having it snapped back. It doesn't work that way.

One of the things that tempts people is the idea that we can get away with it... you get away with nothing and that is the beginning of wisdom." - Jordan Peterson

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