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Dec. 9th, 2012

"But to his chagrin, he soon discovered that one of the peculiarities of human nature was the tendency to want to take problems to the person in charge.  Had there not been an Overlord of the West, he was quite sure that his fellow monarchs would hae found ways to deal with all those perplexing difficulties by themselves.  But as long as he occupied that exalted position, they all seemed to take an almost child-like delight in bringing him the most difficult, the most agonizing, and the most utterly insoluble problems and then happily sitting back with trusting smiles on their faces while he struggled and floundered with them."

Guardians of the West
 - David Eddings