… as much as I would also enjoy devoting my silver years to long, “John Wick”-ian episodes of bloodthirsty revenge, there are crueler and yet more productive things we can do.
Take your passion and invest it in undermining the values of your enemies.
Were they racists? Go tutor immigrants in English.
Did they mock your faith? Volunteer at Sunday school.
Were they prigs? Go out and overtip exotic dancers.
Find the one thing that would make them cry into their pillows and do it with glee.
Choire Sicha is the Styles editor of The Times. Write to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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