Many men start being friendly with women because they are trying to seduce them. I'm not trying to seduce them. I just like hanging out with them.
I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn't occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don't like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don't like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.
Stories in families are colossally important. Every family has stories: some funny, some proud, some embarrassing, some shameful. Knowing them is proof of belonging to the family.
The problem of telling contemporary history is that your message gets outdated.
Marquis De Vauvenargues