…outright sabotage.

It doesn’t matter how talented you are, how great your connections are, how much money you have. When you want to do something – something big and important and meaningful – you will be subjected to treatment ranging from indifference to outright sabotage. Count on it.  – Ryan Holiday, Ego is the Enemy, 63


…the first and greatest test of the philosopher is to test and separate appearances, and to act on nothing that is untested.  – Epictetus


Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. – Paul (Romans 12:2, ESV)