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Volume IX, Number 3 | summer 2016


“The contempt of risk and the presumptuous hope of success are in no period of life more active than at the age at which young people choose their professions,” wrote Adam Smith in 1776. “How little the fear of misfortune is then capable of balancing the hope of good luck.”

It is so difficult not to become vain about one’s own good luck.

- Simone de Beauvoir, 1963


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