In the course of significant events, public perception will take on an identity of its own making, existing for its own purposes. Do not engage nor be swept up by the tide of public sentiment and opinion. Express no opinion; even remain invisible until the commotion passes. Any action or expression you offer will be misunderstood and used for the purposes of that mob identity. Be yourself and let the storm pass.
“The time is dangerous, because any degree of prominence leads either to the enmity of irresistible antagonists if one challenges them or to misconceived recognition if one is complaisant.”
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