He was undecided.
He didn’t know what to do.
Politics or Religion? Of course, it was a time when it really mattered and could have a huge future impact. They both could be honorable occupations, for honorable and honest people.
With a little nudging from his friend, he didn’t have a chance. For that friend knew him well. The strategic friend knew which choice was to be made. The friend knew what would make him chose — politics. The friend knew he would be a Champion for the cause.