The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
Pete indeed looked okay in his early 20s, too hairy though. Serena thought he looked hot just like what she thought of hundreds guys out there. Too bad for Pete, his look gone down hill when he hit 30. Now he looks like a 40something old bald man.