My dear,

Do not rush about if you wish to be wise, slow down, think, act only on what’s truly important, leave the rest.

A wise person decides slowly but abides by these decisions.

Our society doesn’t take too kindly to people who decide too slowly though, or those who stick with one decision rigidly. The wise person therefore has to face lifelong belittlement of themselves and of their ideas.

But I beg you, do not fall victim to society’s wants, don’t rush, slow down, think.

Falsely yours,
Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr.