Valgus is a very notable and quotable follower. “We do not heed sage advice,” he claims, “but rather, we allow our mistakes to confirm its wisdom.”
While Valgus is undoubtedly referring to himself in this instance – as well as young people in general – he could very easily be talking about the advice he gives Rumarin. You know, the part about studying hard and honing one’s skills through strict discipline and tireless effort. Instead of say, asking your friend to shoot you in the nipple.