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    He sees with one eye closed and with one eye opened

    He sees with one eye closed and with one eye opened the futility of much that goes on around him and of his won endeavors, but barely retains enough sense of reality to determine to go through with it. (Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living, page 1)

    Can I say: He sees with one eye closed and with one eye open...?
    I need native speakers' help.

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    Re: He sees with one eye closed and with one eye opened

    Yes.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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