“I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story.”
A great Chesterton quote from a book of his I’ve yet to read (What I Saw in America). It is easy enough to view people through the narrow lens of our interactions with them, but to view them in the context of their own life story is another thing.
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