“Human kindness has no reward. You should give to others in every way you see. You should expect absolutely nothing from anyone. It should be your goal to love every human you encounter. All human suffering that you’re aware of and continues without your effort to stop it becomes your crime. Humans are always evolving. If you do one thing that if done by every human would destroy the world, that makes you Hitler.”
I think this realization (and our collective failure to live up to this standard) is the emotional center of Louis’ comedy; it’s why he can write an hour every year. This perspective keeps giving, and giving, and giving.