Watching TV gives you confidence. When you see how stupid people generally are on the box it makes you feel smart. And scientific studies show that people who feel smart perform better than people who feel stupid.
Many short follies – that is called love by you. And your marriage putteth an end to many short follies, with one long stupidity.[Viele kurze Thorheiten – das heisst bei euch Liebe. Und eure Ehe macht vielen kurzer Thorheiten ein Ende, als Eine lange Dummheit.]
I know what you want. It is very stupid of you, but you shall have your way, and it will bring you to sorrow, my pretty princess. – The sea witch.
As you grow older you will discover that the most important things that will happen to you will often come as a result of silly things, as you call them – “ordinary things” is a better expression. That is the way the world is.