To live is a constant process of relating, so come on out of that shell of isolation and conclusion, and relate directly to what is being said. Bear in mind i seek neither your approval nor to influence you. So do not make up your mind as to "this is this" or "that is that." i will be more than satisfied if you begin to learn to investigate everything yourself from now on.
There is nothing everyone is so afraid of as being told how vastly much he is capable of. You are capable of - do you want to know? - you are capable of living in poverty; you are capable of standing almost any kind of maltreatment, abuse, etc. But you do not wish to know about it, isn't that so? You would be furious with him who told you so, and only call that person your friend who bolsters you in saying: 'no, this i cannot bear, this is beyond my strength, etc.
Beware of entrance to a quarrel; but being in, bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice; take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, but not express'd in fancy; rich, not gaudy; for the apparel oft proclaims the man.