Nursing a Grudge

In last week’s Takimag, Dr. Dalrymple weighs in on a recent kerfuffle in Britain centering around an outrageous and irresponsible comment made by an NHS nurse in the heat of the moment.

But feelings can be false also, in the sense that they are indulged in for their own sake because they are pleasurable and self-reinforcing. They then become insincere and are in bad faith. Hatred is one such emotion and is often grossly out of proportion to its supposed object.

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