Advice for whom wishes a change.

At the outset of a period of great change, there is no need to hurry. You can wait to act. Events are just taking shape – you can never know precisely what form will solidify in the end. In the great revolutions of history, the first wave of leaders are usually killed; it is the second wave of leaders who endure.

Initiating action at the present time might well bring negative results. When change becomes necessary, it would be unskillful to proceed with haste and ruthlessness, which could be courting disaster. The other error lies in excessive hesitation and conservatism, which is also not advisable. Not every demand for change in the existing order should be heeded. On the other hand, repeated and well-founded complaints should not fail to get a hearing. Examine every situation thoroughly. Do not be led astray.

Radical change requires an appropriate level of authority. The emphasis here is on unselfish motives and broad, mature views. Be wary, of pettiness and narrow thinking. The image is of institutions in which certain values need to be changed, stressing justice as opposed to hypocrisy. Good luck, promotion, and success are indicated, especially if you are now in a humble position or living a quiet life.

Fortune favors the bold, and the stout of heart. Go ahead and make the necessary changes; you know what to do. Don't stand on ceremony, don't consult the tea leaves, don't call home for advice: Just do it!

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