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This Is How You Win

Posted in Philosophy, Society on April 29th, 2015

There always seems to be a plethora of questions about how one can win. Indeed, there are whole industries profiteering off of it. The answer is so simple though…

This Is How You Win

That’s the answer. Just as Heather Dorniden did, you get up after you’ve fallen – or have been tripped – and you run faster, try harder. This is how you win, whether it is in sports or life.

What you don’t do is: expect the race to halted and restarted; for any of your competitors to help you up; or to just lay there and blame various and sundry other people, groups, organizations, or whole cultures for your having fallen down in some fashion – even in those rare occurrences when they are to blame for it.

Sadly, this is lesson rarely taught anymore. Instead being a victim is what is taught along with blamecasting whenever one doesn’t achieve success quick enough or at all. Perhaps this is because “winning” requires there to also being losers and that’s “not fair.” Perhaps it’s simply that “validation” of one’s self-image has become more important than being of worth in the first place.

In any event, winning is quite simple. Yet, losing because you’re a victim is so much easier to both do and teach.

Related Reading:

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams
Victimology: A Text/Reader (SAGE Text/Reader Series in Criminology and Criminal Justice)
Failure Is Not an Option: Mission Control From Mercury to Apollo 13 and Beyond
BLAME!, 4
A History of Western Philosophy

No Accommodation

Posted in Musings, Philosophy on April 23rd, 2015

Thinking ApeIt may surprise many that I spend a fair amount of my time musing about the state, follies, foibles, and rare successes of Man. Then again, it may not, given that people ascribe little value to such pondering and, hence, would assume I would engage in it.

Much, however, do I muse upon Man and his dysfunctional relationship with both Life and Death. How we deal or, more often than not, fail to deal with either perplexes me.

Some men seek power because life ends. Others, for the same reason, seek meaning. And yet the world is the same for both sorts, and makes no effort to accommodate either.

Related Reading:

The Life We Bury
Life
Death at the Summit: Target Practice Mysteries 2
Life on Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
Life's Golden Ticket: A Story About Second Chances

Running Hot and Cold

Posted in 2012 Election, Coffee & Tea, Philosophy, Politics, Society on November 24th, 2014

It's Global Warming! The Libtards know this because of their Art History degrees
AGW – Running Hot And Cold

What more is there to really say beyond the only “Climate Chaos” is that among the miseducated Liberals and Progressives as they scramble for a rationale to continue their attacks upon the economies of the Civilized World? What more is there to say beyond that the only “Meltdown” is the one happening among the Warmists as they fail to do so?

Related Reading:

Professor Beery's Illustrated Course in Horse Training
The Baker's Dozen & the Lunatic Fringe: Has Junk Science Shifted the Lyme Disease Paradigm?
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Society
The Science of Getting Rich (A Thrifty Book)