shall leave this topic and now endeavor to counsel you on the means of rendering
your life still more worthy of esteem. To the words I am about to utter I would
not have you give heed as to a matter of trivial importance, nor to leap to the
conclusion that I have, after all, addressed you thus, not for your good, but
from a desire to display my skill; otherwise you may miss the truth and, by
choosing haphazard counsel in place of the best, fall short of the best in
judging your own interests.