Conviction (2)

Of course, it was not exclusively strong rabbits to exhorted the virtue of strength. Just as often—perhaps more often—Nin encountered weak rabbits who worshipped both might and power.

Nin called them coveters—for that is what they were. Very few of them had the means or disposition to achieve the strength they worshipped. But all of them believed that they would obtain it, and soon, that they were in chrysalis like butterflies; princes and warlords waiting to emerge.

They were nothing without this belief; the taste of glory was already in their mouths.

Because they worshipped strength, but were not strong themselves, they were among the lowest of the low. They kowtowed easily to the strong, and hated those that didn’t. They bullied their peers who did not respect strength. They neglected what talents they had, refused to develop them, in favour of idle worship, and daydreaming.

Truly, it was their desire for mere strength that made them weak.