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“You know, Gerardo, I find it hard to put my thoughts into words, but I’ll try,” I take a deep breath and attempt to express my thoughts clearly, “I think nobody can predict his own future, but one can make an effort toward his dream, so that it will eventually come true. One must concentrate on present and do his best each given day, so that he can change the future. If one always thinks about the future, he’ll be paralyzed. You know, my friend, one must go on working silently, leaving the result to the future. If one prospect is closed, perhaps another will open itself – there must be some prospect and a future too, even if we don’t know its geography. In addition, one should rely on his own conscience entirely, you know. Conscience is a man’s compass, and though the needle sometimes deviates, though one often perceives irregularities when directing one’s course by it, one must still try to follow its direction. What I am trying to express here is that my own conscience is the compass which shows me the way, although I know that it sometimes doesn’t work quite accurately, ha-ha-ha…. ”

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