“Were Tolstoy following boxing today, he might observe that all unhappy boxers are alike, but that each happy boxer is happy in his own manner. What awaits the men who find but one route beyond the privations of their condition? Who darken their tomorrows to keep the lights on today? They know all too well. And yet, “It won’t happen to me,” each says assuredly; that naivete, or arrogance, or essential lie, all but assuring they are wrong.”
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