I believe in the rule of law, and that the rule of law means that no one is above it.
I believe that if you have the will to use it wisely, without harming others, you can turn a vice into a virtue.
I believe that one must always not only look to the larger picture, but how it affects individual lives.
I believe that people aren’t good, or evil, but both. That’s okay. The greatest injustice is to treat someone, or a group of someones, as an absolute, because that turns people into objects.
I can’t say I believe all of these things because of Terry Pratchett’s books. Some of them had some basis before I read any of his work, some of them came about through multiple influences. But Discworld gave me a framework and language for these beliefs. And jokes, and amazing moments of strength, and fantastic characters.
Thank you, Sir Pratchett. May you be exactly where you’d like to be.