It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.
What identifies an individual as a king is how other people behave towards him. All authority is assumed, and if other people don’t accept your authority then you don’t have it. Perhaps the critical thing to being a convincing figure of authority is actually not to try too hard.
It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else… begin to march us steadily backward.
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