I will never pretend that I am neither gullible nor misinformed. I am one or both of those on a very consistent basis, if not constantly. All I can say in defense of myself, with all of these lacks and lapses, is that I continue to ask questions, try to learn, and hope for the patience and kindness of my teachers. And for the ability to accept new knowledge and make the changes it requires, accordingly.
Contradicting every rule
Is, sure, the hallmark of a fool
—Except in times and places where
The rules are stupid and unfair—
The problem, clearly: to define
Whose rules are foolish,