Question: What is the difference between an old man who is bent over searching for shortcomings and a fool who sits with his hands folded and eats himself up?
Answer: A fool who eats himself up doesn’t advance. Rather, he simply sits and is sorry that his own ego is eating him up.
A sage who walks bent over and searches for his shortcomings, with whose help he can ascend further, works and rises further and further upward all the time. The difference is vast.
Practical Advice From Personal Experience
Don’t Leave What You Have Started; You Are Responsible Not Only For Yourself
Only A Fool Gnaws At Himself