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Introduction

Wednesday • May 8th 2019 • 12:50:46 am

Introduction

Wednesday • May 8th 2019 • 12:50:46 am

Finding Joe

Quote by Sun Tzu

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors
go to war first and then seek to win.

-- Sun Tzu - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun\_Tzu

Viktor Frankl

Quote by Viktor E. Frankl

Don't aim at success. The more you aim at it and make it a target, the more
you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued;
it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side effect of one's
personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of
one's surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and
the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about
it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go
on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see
that in the long-run - in the long-run, I say! - success will follow you
precisely because you had forgotten to think about it.

-- Viktor E. Frankl - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor\_Frankl

Choose Life

Warrior is the oldest name for it. Since our days in Africa we have
progressed forward and the word has evolved many times.

At each stage there are strong lessons to be learned, directly, or
indirectly.

Whatever your calling, wherever you break away to make your stand, even if
you fail to reach the top of your mountain, know that you will surely reach
the rays of the sun, know that you will become part of the Great Family of
Heroes, know that countless many will follow, and that your footsteps will
become a well worn path, in time.

The lessons come from Philosophers, Scientists, Thinkers, Soldiers,
Presidents, Athletes, Mercenaries, Murphy’s Law, Mighty Little Girls &
Young Ladies, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, and Fathers. From empathy and
compassion, joy and tragedy, triumph and disaster, and great challenges
like learning to live and grieve at the same time, or standing with the
demonized, disposable, or voiceless.

The lessons come from, Choosing Life.

To progress forward, we must be ready to learn to understand by subtle
analogy from all other theories. Theories of survival, of living above the
common levels of life, of choosing heroism, choosing greatness. Striving to
thrive, rising to impossible challenges, learning to overcome pain and
suffering, and standing upon the shoulders of giants to lead the way for
others to follow.

Kosmos

Kosmos by Walt Whitman

Who includes diversity and is Nature,

Who is the amplitude of the earth, and the coarseness and sexuality of
the earth, and the great charity of the earth and the equilibrium also,

Who has not look’d forth from the windows the eyes for nothing, or whose
brain held audience with messengers for nothing,

Who contains believers and disbelievers, who is the most majestic lover,

Who holds duly his or her triune proportion of realism, spiritualism, and
of the æsthetic or intellectual,

Who having consider’d the body finds all its organs and parts good,

Who, out of the theory of the earth and of his or her body understands by
subtle analogies all other theories,

The theory of a city, a poem, and of the large politics of these States;

Who believes not only in our globe with its sun and moon, but in other
globes with their suns and moons,

Who, constructing the house of himself or herself, not for a day but for
all time, sees races, eras, dates, generations,

The past, the future, dwelling there, like space, inseparable together.