If you want to see the heavens, sometimes you need to puncture a few balloons. Always have something sharp at the ready if other people are blocking the sun.
People have inflated opinions of themselves – and it is your duty to show them precisely what they really are. Let me give you an example: physicians are just tradesmen; they perform a service and they get paid for it. Because the patients do not treat the medicine-men as the croakers they genuinely are, the practitioners have become insufferably and intolerably arrogant. Cutting doctors down to size will not only improve customer service, but lower the price of necessary services like, well, lancing a boil.
By making someone else realize exactly what he truly is, you bring him to a point of enlightenment. Like slapping a hysterical lunatic in the face, putting a person in his place brings him to his senses. And that dumb bastard obviously would never have realized anything whatsoever if you hadn’t taken the trouble to bring him down in the first place. Rebuking another person is really the truest favor that you can do for another human being.
Unless you accurately size-up the opposition, you will never understand your own personality. Unless you shame women for being the sluts they are, you will never realize that you are just another worthless whoremonger. Unless you know who they are, you will never know who you are.
A good churchman will tell you that you never really understand the nature of an evil spirit unless you first rebuke the demon. In just such a fashion, you will never recognize the depths of human depravity until you first cut through all the pretentiousness of mankind. Unless you first scrape away all the slimy posturing, you will never see the size of the worm within the human heart.