Mantra - This Is the World in Which We Live

Great wisdom from Australian punk rocker Chris Bailey:

This is the world in which we live.
    Bitter and twisted is something
        I don't see any advantage in being.

... quoted with context at the end of the April 2022 obituary "Chris Bailey, Who Gave Australia Punk Rock, Dies at 65" by Clay Risen:

While the musician Bob Geldof reportedly said that "rock music of the '70s was changed by three bands: the Sex Pistols, the Ramones and the Saints," Mr. Bailey was unbothered by the Saints' name recognition relative to those others.

"This is the world in which we live," he told The Los Angeles Times in 1998. "Bitter and twisted is something I don't see any advantage in being."

(cf This Is It (2008-11-14), Intimate Relationship with the World (2009-01-23), Gentleness, Sensitivity, Compassion (2014-03-09), Mantra - This Is How It Is Right Now (2015-04-27), Joko on Joy (2015-09-03), ...) - ^z - 2022-05-08