One of my favorite Shakespearian lines comes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream when Puck says to his Lord, “What fools these mortals be.” (Act iii, Scene 2.) He spoke at a time before psychiatry existed, and no one had coined the term cognitive dissonance disorder.
I have a friend who’s savvy on many subjects and I’m grateful to know him. But we don’t always see eye to eye. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth and is to be admired for what he’s accomplished. But I’m also sure what he calls being raised po