If you want to understand
What a human soul is really like,
Then step back and observe
How it manages its beliefs.
See how carefully it considers
And chooses and alters and corrects.
Observe how much information
It takes into account, and whether
It is concerned about fact and morality.
This will tell you things about that soul
That most people don’t even understand
About how honest, rational, and responsible
About goodness and kindness and compassion—
About honor and respect and self-control.