Excerpt from “Shogun” by James Clavell about the gullibility of people

He wondered again at the bewildering gullibility of people. How baffling it was that even the most cunning and clever people would frequently see only what they wanted to see, and would really look beyond the thinnest of facades. Or they would ignore reality, dismissing it as the facade. And then when their whole world fell to pieces and they were on their knees slitting their bellies or cutting their throats or cast out into the freezing world, they would tear topknots or rend their clothes and bewail their karma, blaming gods or kami or luck or their lords or husbands or vassals, anything or anyone but never themselves- Lord Toranaga- the main character in the book Shogun by James Clavell
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