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Dear Reza, I agree, self-righteousness lurks everywhere and in all of takes rigorous self-observation to watch out for it in oneself. How do we know that we are not being self-righteous ourselves when we castigate John Muir's old-fashioned English wording written so long ago yet but within a specific context and purpose that is generally known? Only you know the context of "true task" and "beauty in the dark, filthy alleys of our souls." Why is it "most" rather than "more," or, simply, "important" - and what is the meaning of your "good" and "bad"?