Stagnation thwarts all efforts to improve the situation. No amount of brilliant or creative endeavors seem to change anything. There is no blame. Rather than feel remorse for the state of affairs, just accept that you must hold to your course and keep your grace. Retreat is not surrender but regrouping. Things will change for the better as they tend to do.
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Inferior people who have risen to power illegitimately do not feel equal to the responsibility they have taken upon themselves. In their hearts they begin to be ashamed, although at first they do not show it outwardly. This marks a turn for the better.