Paradoxes for Better Living, 2

A letter on friendship leads to an observation about fear and victimization:

“…you should share with a friend at least all your worries and reflections. Regard him as loyal, and you will make him loyal. Some, for example, fearing to be deceived, have taught men to deceive; by their suspicions they have given their friend+ the right to do wrong.” — Seneca, Epistle III

See Paradoxes for Better Living, 1