“Being unready and ill-equipped is what you have to expect in life.”
“… I say bad luck.
But in looking back in it I found myself wondering.
For nothing could have been better calculated than that experience to bring home to me a lesson that has to be learned.
It was one I could wish I had been imparted to me early in life.
It was one I believe must have been understood in advance by those who gave Galahad its record of heroism.
It is this.
Being unready and ill-equipped is what you have to expect in life.
It is the universal predicament.
It is your lot as a human being to lack what it takes.
Circumstances are seldom right.
You never have the capacities, the strength, the wisdom, the virtue you ought to have.
You must always make do with less than you need in a situation vastly different from what you would have chosen as appropriate for your special endowments.“