Robert Tamayo


The Only Folly without a Remedy

Athos scolds d'Artagnon on the folly of killing himself. In the following exchange, d'Artagnon is uncharacteristically despairing over his impending assassination. Athos is there to correct him on his error in thinking.

"Then," said d'Artagnon, letting his arm fall with discouragement, "it is useless to struggle longer. I may as well blow my brains out, and all will be over."

"That's the last folly to be committed," said Athos, "seeing it is is the only one for which there is no remedy."

No matter how bad things get, there is always a way to improve it, however small. The only thing that can't be fixed is ending one's life. 

Always be hopeful, and never despair. Life itself is actually quite literally a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and though it's not always easy, there is always hope.
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