Last night I did a wide variety of untoward things. I refused to participate in somebody’s addiction by applying my “new moral standards” (aw, go ahead and snicker, I don’t blame you) and it actually worked. My interlocutor quit the behaviour. The phone call transitioned from something stupid into a demonstration of mutual trust and friendship. So instead of feeling lousy and abused this morning, I feel like a human being with some pretty remarkable friends.