His career was like a half-filled bucket, suspended on a hinge at a 45-degree angle, water pouring down its side from a faucet above. Outward forces such as financial needs were like the pouring water, not strong enough to tip and empty the bucket, while on the inside his ambition, like the water in the half-filled bucket, was neither fulfilled nor empty. The slightest increase in force from either within or without would be enough to disrupt his equilibrium — but in the absence of either impetus, his career continued to hang half-filled.

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