My dear,

I know you’re competitive. And that you don’t really much care for failure. You don’t really much care that you’ll fail to fail because the way you see it you can’t lose if you never play. Well, I’ve got bad news for you – you’re always playing the game.

For failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.

If you don’t play the game to win, someone else will.

… And I know you’re competitive.

Falsely yours,
Pierre-Jules Renard