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The Guardian of the Gates

“There is no such thing as a favourable wind for he who doesn’t know where he’s going”

Seneca

That particular morning I was in my office at the crack of dawn, even before Boq, who was famous for being the first to arrive for work. For a few moments I checked whether you could see the offices in the buildings in front from my own office. In one I could see a heated conversation going on between a man who seemed to be the boss and one of his colleagues. Several floors higher up a young man was laughing at the antics of one of his companions. As I watched I began to realise that for many people the office is the most important part of their lives. They spend more time there than in any other place, and ...

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