Why You Should Be Kind to People You Hate

Zat Rana
Zat Rana
Aug 20, 2018 · 8 min read

Imagine a world devoid of hope — a world with an end in sight; not an end that compensates by carving an edge of meaning into the story but an end that is brutal and destructive and soul-wrenching. Such is the world drawn by Cormac McCarthy in The Road.

It’s a story of an unnamed man and an unnamed boy — father and son. They live in a post-apocalyptic reality in which some unnamed…