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The best allies are those who do not think like everyone else. That is why when you seek companions with whom you can share your enthusiasm for archery, trust your intuition and pay no attention to what anyone else may say. People always judge others by taking as model their own limitations, and other people’s opinions are often full of prejudice and fear.
Join with all those who experiment, take risks, fall, get hurt, and then take more risks. Stay away from those who affirm truths, who criticize those who do not think like them, people who have never once taken a step unless they were sure they would be respected for doing so, and who prefer certainties to doubts.
Join with those who are open and not afraid to be vulnerable: they understand that people can improve once they start looking at what their fellows are doing, not in order to judge them, but to admire them for their dedication and courage.

  • Tetsuya on Allies (from The Archer by Paulo Coelho)

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