Human decision-making is complex. On our own, our tendency to yield to short-term temptations, and even to addictions, may be too strong for our rational, long-term planning.
Clever gimmicks of mass distraction yield a cheap soulcraft of addicted and self-medicated narcissists.
There is no doubt that Stop-and-Frisk does not yield the desired results, and it is apparent that it disproportionately targets minority communities.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.