'look at how they walk'

'look at how they walk'

Don’t work too hard.  Above all don’t be what they call ‘fussy’.  Wait until someone asks you to do something.  Don’t rush to do what needs doing in advance, or not with any excessive ardour. 

You ask me:  ‘Are they lazy?’

Not exactly.  They think it betrays pride to want to do too much.  Look at how they walk.  Quite slowly, very long strides.  That’s how they get on in life.  They don’t like to jostle destiny. 

In the army, they used to say to me: ‘Never refuse a mission.  Never ask for one either.’

They’re ambitious like people everywhere, but they hide it pretty well.