You will be tripped up by people when your resol­ution is lax. Moreover, if at a meeting you are distrac­ted while an other person is speaking, by your careless­ness you may think that he is of your opinion and you will follow along saying, “Of course, of course,” even though he is saying something that is contrary to your own feelings, and others will think that you are in agreement with him. Because of this, you should never be distracted even for an instant when meet­ing with others.