Beware of becoming too “good” in the moral sense. To be a great lover, one must become a great hater. The absence of either makes you less than half a human being. Love, by its nature, polarizes. This does not mean that you must hate another person, but, if you love a particular person then you hate, for instance, the very possibility of losing them. Hatred is the Siamese twin of love — you can’t separate the one without killing the other. Religious goodness tries to sanitize us rather than cleanse us; it tries to quarantine us rather than vaccinate us. The truly good person must cultivate a heightened sense of hatred.