In my experience, the most difficult people to deal with are those who lack self-awareness. They are so difficult because their system of truth is one-way; without knowing and improving their own limitations, they project all shortcomings on others.
If Chris does a lot of (1) and avoids (2), he will be separate himself from the pack.
If you want to gain wisdom, the best first step is to stop destroying it.
Fifty years before you knew his name, Robert Mueller volunteered to fight, and potentially die, in a foreign land. The Vietnam War — his war — would guide his path long after it was over.
"Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested.”