Mom - I still don't get it
Me - Don't get what?
Mom - That joke you told
Me - I told a joke?
Mom, shaking her head sadly - You're slipping.
We were sitting in his living room one day, and the trolley traffic was noisy on the street outside his window. Singer has spent his career trying to lay down rules for human behavior which are divorced from emotion and intuition. His is a world that makes no provision for private aides to look after addled, dying old women. Yet he can't help himself. "I think this has made me see how the issues of someone with these kinds of problems are really very difficult,'' he said quietly. "Perhaps it is more difficult than I thought before, because it is different when it's your mother." (http://www.michaelspecter.com/1999/09/the-dangerous-philosopher/)Some people think this makes Singer a hypocrite. I think it it makes him a human.