Some social ills are preserved by the common misbelief that things such as ignorance, greed, and stupidity do not have the stamina required to reach old age.
After some point, working harder makes achieving the goal harder or even impossible.
You can know a lot and still be stupid.
Most people master the art of wasting a life.
Plants are more courageous than almost all human beings: an orange tree would rather die than produce lemons, whereas instead of dying the average person would rather be someone they are not.
Some people will insult your intelligence by suddenly being nice or nicer to you once you make it … or they think you have.