“The first and greatest victory is to conquer yourself; to be conquered by yourself is of all things most shameful and vile.” ~Plato
I started this blog to explore different things that mattered to me. Over time there was an underlying theme that developed related to the warrior lifestyle. I decide to move that direction not because I have a track record as a warrior, but because it was my interest and I wanted to explore what it takes to live as one, to really be a warrior inside and out. [continue reading]
The explosions at the Boston Marathon have been in the news non-stop. I had many thoughts and feelings about that act of evil, but I wasn’t surprised or shocked given how we are going about dealing with terrorism. However I will bet many other people were experiencing disbelief at the events as they unfolded. [continue reading]
I am intrigued by the number of articles and comments related to press checks- for and against. It seems that those who are anti-press check are against press checks because of the number of people that do them at inappropriate times (i.e. combat reloads). Or they like to tease that this is some kind of over-the-top “tacticool” display of gun handling that only special forces guys and Hollywood actors do. [continue reading]
I just saw this video of a murder-in-progress prank done in an elevator. The footage shown of reactions to the prank where they see a victim being actively strangled by an assailant is quite telling.
While I do recognize that what we are seeing in the video is a very small sample of people, in a certain location, and is largely anecdotal. I do think the video is more true to reality than not when compared to what we see in the news everyday. Nonetheless this illustrates a lesson I attempt to remember in my daily life… [continue reading]
Something that drives me crazy and disturbs me is the victim mentality that is so prevalent today.
It is so clearly seen right now in public policy and discourse. People are being told its not their fault that their life is in the state it is in. Someone else is responsible for that because they are powerful, rich or racist.
Even the gun debate reveals an attempt to program the public with the victim mentality where we are expected to believe government and law enforcement will protect us if we give up our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. [continue reading]