"My motivation was not to simply 'play god', as you put it. My intent was only to save mankind, and that was simply a means to an end." He brushed his hands together, clearing off the salt.
"I want so much to help them. But more than that, to help them help themselves. Not just to treat the symptoms of this sick world, but the root cause." He leaned back again, staring up into the sky. "I hate it... And I hate the fact that I hate it. It's a piece of myself that I can never remove... A piece of everyone."