"Assume your brother does something stupid (he doesn't have a reputation for it, and isn't too good at it, but this time he pulled it off). When you hear someone giving him the flak, how can you not be affected? Granted you ought to be objective to either side, but can it be done? Will it put you, the seemingly disinterested but actually sliced-in-a-sandwich, in conflict, with all sides? How do you reconcile (they don't need it, but you do)? Now you know why a "complicated life" can be a repetition of words."
The not-so-secret canon of B. Wisenheimer