In If, how should he make allowances for what others doubt?

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In Rudyard Kipling's poem If , the speaker makes certain allowances based upon his (assumptive given the author's gender) views of others set against that of the individual (his son). (The term allowances refers to the considerations one makes when attempting to modify his or her circumstances or the possibilities of what may come.)...

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