But G.N. was wrong.
You can be too careful,
too cautious not only in planning marriage but in planning
anything in the world where things get done.
The standards can be too high.
G.N.’s approach to marriage was very much like his approach to his work,
his savings, his friendships, everything else.
The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise,
but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise.