Why do we only get what we wanted only after we have stopped wanting it?
The child whose heart would have spilled over with gratitude and love has to die, and for what... your vanity? Because you're a little man and are so scared of being found out that you never meet face to face but only cast your shadow on the wall so you can seem taller?
And when the little man finally experiences a little remorse it's always money that he uses to dry his tears.
There are too many little men in the world and they can't be dealt with one at a time. When their money is taken away the flood of tears that will follow will cleanse the earth.