…but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain.
So when a friend disappoints you, don’t grieve,
we’re inconsistent human beings,
our constant loyalty is to people and things that satisfy our needs
and to things that massage our ego;
So when the clock chirms for us
to show consistency to a cause
at a point, our reward is the joy of others,
we choose another path,
that promises all rewards for us alone.
Clocks will go as they are set, but man, irregular man, is never constant, never certain. – Thomas Otway.