Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first
All you need in life is ignorance and confidence; then success is sure
Mark Twain (Letter to Ms Foote)
But a man may have learnt much about women in flirtations, and still be ignorant of first love; a man may have known as many lands as Ulysses, and still be ignorant of patriotism.
“Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, not even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense” - Buddha
If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel—as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them—wherever you go … Which is to say: if you’re lucky enough to be able to do the above, do not fuck up.