Boredom contra Rage, Sixteenth Aphorism

The creation of, and belief in, False Opposition (or the “bored-jealous-resentment fantasy”) is a sure path to war. Creating an opponent to combat is as cowardly as challenging one whom you know to be weaker than yourself, and not necessarily in a direct physical confrontation. Challenging an obvious inferior to compete is, perhaps, the most common past-time of this civilization.

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