And then, as passed along in email, there is the Dalai Lama -- yes, the Dalai Lama -- holding up the mirror and suggesting that the differences between and among people are really less important than they seem and generally deserve a well-considered ... "fuck it."
He's very cute when he doesn't seem to understand the audience reaction. "Isn't that the way people talk?" he seems to ask. And of course it is.
His defenders say it was a slip of the tongue, that he meant to say, "forget it," but I choose to think he chose his words deliberately and usefully.