#140-1. If you are having trouble keeping your head above water, you probably aren't on your toes.
#140-2. Half of the harm that is done in the world is due to people who want to feel important.
#140-3. Every exit is an entry somewhere.
Put another way, one has to be able either to stand on one's toes or to stay underwater.
Everyone likes to feel important but those who make that an objective by itself end up doing ineffective or even dangerous things.
Every child grows learning about the cyclical and rhythmic nature of many practical things in life but one should also detect the waves in a broader sense to handle the vicissitudes of life.