“Poison” — Alice Cooper

You’ve only got to turn on the TV, listen to the radio or go online for a few moments these days to find plenty of poison in the air as different factions — political, religious, environmental — argue that their opponents are despicable people, unworthy of the public’s trust.

That’s bad enough for humanity, but what’s much worse for most of us isn’t the poison spread by other people. It’s the poison we tell ourselves…about ourselves.

This is a well I’ve drunk from very deeply over the years, but I’m not unusual in that.