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Crowd believes that if it cannot see to the bottom of something it must be profound

Crowd believes that if it cannot see to the bottom of something it must be profound Crowd believes that if it cannot see to the bottom of something it must be profound
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Being profound and seeming profound. —Those who know that they are profound strive for clarity. Those who would like to seem profound to the crowd strive for obscurity. For the crowd believes that if it cannot see to the bottom of something it must be profound. It is so timid and dislikes going into the water.

Truth comes to those who are ready to look and toil for it.

By nit1911qwerty | 12/06/2020

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