There are two ways of exerting one's strength, one is pushing down and the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington
Come on in. The joint is jumpin'
This is how it goes. You aim your arrow carefully at your target and hit the bulls eye. At the same time the world sets up a different target next to it and tells you that you missed it.
I have occasionally had the misfortune of doing a play under a director who didn't understand it. The director would struggle to produce an effect that was contrary to the author's intention, and then blame the actors because we couldn't effectively manage it. Once the play was open nature took its course and the production gradually melded back into something closer to its proper shape.
It's very important in life to aim at the right target and not be distracted by emotions, opinions and popularity.
Even though I received some interesting comments, it seems clear that everybody missed the point of my last entry.
If civilization is to survive the puller ups have got to out number the pusher downs. Or, at least the number of up pulls must be greater than the number of down pushes. That requires discipline and conscientiousness. If anyone really cares about the future he has an obligation to find opportunities to pull up to the extent of his ability. To do evil is easy. Good doing requires effort. But the exertion is worth it. It keeps one in shape,
Look for angels.
THIS IS NOT A CONTEST
What do you think was the most important event of 2008? and
What was the most significant event in your life last year?
You have all Spring to answer if you wish.
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http://vagabondjourneys.blogspot.com/. Thank you. DB