But he wanted to be a real boy and being real could not be given to him. He had to be bad and then choose to be good to be real. Soul is not a thing that is granted; it is a choice that is taken.
“The One Good Man sees all other men as feckless, immoral, weak, beneath him. The One Good Man is good because he knows he is the only good man. He is special.” These are the words of Alison Tieman, who gives us some brilliant insight into the nature of “good” men, or at least those who obsess on making that claim.