And though you think the world is at your feet, it can rise up and tread on you.
But the character of the music emphasized the tale as allegory--humorous, poignant, humane allegory--disclosing the metamorphosis of life itself, in which man moves from confident inexperience through the bitterness of experience, toward the rueful wisdom of self-knowledge.
Optimists are usually inexperienced.
The most fatal illusion is the settled point of view. Since life is growth and motion, a fixed point of view kills anybody who has one.
Inexperience can be overcome, ignorance can be enlightened, but prejudice will destroy you.
Cynicism is often the shamefaced product of inexperience.