Vanity can easily overtake wisdom. It usually overtakes common sense.
Ronald Reagan in foreign affairs, I think, was someone who had certain, very general ideas, general propositions by which he lives: To combat communism, to build up the American military power to assure our national security against any conceivable threat.
If you put yourself in a situation of unpredictability and then find that it's completely possible to accept it, then you become an observer.
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