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Value yourself more than fame or wealth. Understand when enough is enough.

Chapter 44

Fame or the self, which is dearer?
The self or wealth, which is greater?
Gain or loss, which is more painful?
Thus excessive love must lead to great spending
Excessive hoarding must lead to heavy loss.
Knowing contentment avoids disgrace,
Knowing when to stop avoids danger.
Thus one can endure indefinitely.

What's Master DudeWay Say?

This chapter aligns pretty well with the messages in J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series. Harry, despite his fame in the wizarding world, always valued his friendships and personal integrity more than his reputation. Similarly, characters who chased power or wealth often found themselves in danger or disgrace. So, like Harry, it's important to know what truly matters and be content with that.

Dudeism Abides

Be content with who you are and what you have.

Fame or self, choose well,
In contentment, find your peace,
Endure, like a spell.

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