It does nobody any favors

From Theodore Dalrymple:

If we can sympathize only with the utterly blameless, then we can sympathize with no one, for all of us have contributed to our own misfortunes – it is a consequence of the human condition that we should. But it does nobody any favors to disguise from him the origins of his misfortunes, and pretend that they are all external to him in circumstances in which they are not.

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