Conformity to the present is invisibility to the future.
Every person has their own timeline of success. Others succeed sooner others later. As in everything, both timelines have both advantages and disadvantages.
Bad luck with women is a determined man's road to success. For every affliction, he makes, out of indignation, yet another advancement in order to exceed the man that the woman chose over him. This goes to show that great men are made great because they once learned how to fight the feeling of rejection.
Small shifts in your thinking, and small changes in your energy, can lead to massive alterations of your end result.
God gave you the knowledge and ability for you to advance His Kingdom through your work
If my duty to my parents is a superstition, then so is my duty to posterity. If justice is a superstition, then so is my duty to my country or my race. If the pursuit of scientific knowledge is a real value, then so is conjugal fidelity. The rebellion of new ideologies against the Tao is a rebellion of the branches against the tree: if the rebels could succeed they would find that they had destroyed themselves.
The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement.