There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't. That theory appeared years ago in one of my columns, and as it turns out, I wasn't alone in my thinking. Sometime after the column was published, I read Tony Hendra's poignant memoir, Father Joe. In it, Father Joseph Warrilow, the man Hendra says "saved his soul," shared the same theory, albeit a bit more poetically: "You see, dear--I think there are two kinds of people in the world. Those who divide the world up into two kinds of people, and those who don't."
All due respect to the late Father Joe and to my former self, I've changed my mind.