Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Until a man in twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherf-ker in the world. If I moved to a martial arts monastery in china and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore myself to revenge. If I got a fatal disease, had one year to live, devoted it to wiping out street crime. If I just dropped out and devoted my life to being bad.
Hiro used to feel that way too, but then he ran into Raven. In a way, this is liberating. He no longer has to worry about trying to be the baddest motherf-ker in the world. The position is taken. ...
Which is ok. Sometimes it's all right just to be a little bad. To know your limitations. Make do with what you've got.
Neal Stephenson, Snow Crash