Whenever I think I have things figured out, that I have discovered the magic decoder ring to life, I remind myself of this proverb. There is no perfection in life, only better paths, and worse paths. Whenever I feel pride in an accomplishment, I try to remind myself that the next test I can fail even though I perform the same. Fate rules my life, not my desires, and exhibiting too much pride is the best way to be slapped by reality and reminded what is really in control.
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