By making a family, we had sewn our lives together. Cut one thread and destroy them all. Words from The Godfather echoed in my head: “Women and children can afford to be careless, but not men.” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry had written, “Being a man is, precisely, being responsible.”
That’s the secret philosophy of real manhood—a man takes responsibility for everything that happens. He never, ever makes excuses. If it’s bad, he should have seen it coming, avoided it. He’s a master of his fate.
The Disaster Diaries: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse by Sam Sheridan
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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