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Q paints a portrait of Snark chewing "on a rancid cud of resentment," eventually being swallowed-up by "an ego-shaped black hole of resentful bitterness.
- What's your own history with resentments? What . . . don't have any? You're well ahead of most of us!
- Do Q's metaphors for resentments and the consequences of harboring them speak to you? Why or why not?
- The actress Carrie Fisher has said, "Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die." What do you make of her take on it?
- In this chapter and others, Q spends some time describing the facial responses of Snark and Advocatus. What's your take on this quote by Richelle E. Goodrich: "Sorrow on another's face often looks like coldness, bitterness, resentment, unfriendliness, apathy, disdain, or disinterest when it is in truth purely sadness."
"Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends." How does Norton's comment relate to "the ego-shaped black hole"?
- One last quote, this time from Mike Norton, author of Just Another War Story: