We teach [a child] little by little to be prudent, to be well-behaved, to be thrifty—but not in terms of money, in the worst sense of the word. We teach him to save his energy. We teach him hope, but a bad kind of hope. We say, “things will happen to you,” but nothing ever happens. In my life, the only thing that ever happened was myself. We teach them to wait for things. Rarely do we tell children that what they will see is what they will do. It’s rare to say that, at least, to my knowledge. [We should tell them] “Don’t wait for anything, except yourself.” Because it’s terrifying, seeing all of these people waiting.