The difference between a wise man and everyone else is only this: He has no fear.
If I am not being guided from within, then I am being misguided.
The judgements of young boys, as Emerson noted, are swift, confident, and summary. Eventually, they become more equivocal, less certain. Their eyes flicker. They begin to speak from the calculator in the head.
Either I trust myself or I doubt myself. Self-trust is the iron string.
Rules are made to be broken. Except for one. Trust yourself.