What a strange world we live in.
I have always avoided speaking of things outside of training and life, but this. This IS Life.
I was pretty calm during this COVID quarantine aka lock down. But last week, I started seeing this differently. With plenty of trips to Home Depot I started thinking. OK, THOUSANDS of people entering here EVERY DAY.
Who is checking their temp?
Who is spraying the place down every hour?
Who is cleaning around the clock?
It started feeling like the stories I heard of old communist countries.
I can gather with 10 people in doors but can't exercise with 1 person indoors?
I saw friends' businesses shutting down because they could not keep paying rent while making no money. For me, having my online business since 2002 has been clutch. I am not lucky, I am strategic. But more on the business aspect in another post or podcast.
I came across a GREAT clip and am watching the movie. An old film with Clint Eastwood. It really hit me and I watched this clip several times.
Here is the breakdown.....
Josey: You be Ten Bears?
Ten Bears: I am Ten Bears.
Josey: I’m Josey Wales.
Ten Bears: I have heard. You’re the Gray Rider. You would not make peace with the Blue Coats. You may go in peace.
Josey: I reckon not. Got nowhere to go.
Ten Bears: Then you will die.
Josey: I came here to die with you. Or, live with you. Dying ain’t so hard for men like you and me, it’s living that’s hard; when all you ever cared about has been butchered or raped. Governments don’t live together, people live together. With governments you don’t always get a fair word or a fair fight. Well I’ve come here to give you either one, or get either one from you. I came here like this so you’ll know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true. The bear lives here, the wolf, the antelope, the Comanche. And so will we. Now, we’ll only hunt what we need to live on, same as the Comanche does. And every spring when the grass turns green and the Comanche moves north, he can rest here in peace, butcher some of our cattle and jerk beef for the journey. The sign of the Comanche, that will be on our lodge. That’s my word of life.
Ten Bears: And your word of death?
Josey: It’s here in my pistols, there in your rifles . . . I’m here for either one.
Ten Bears: These things you say we will have, we already have.
Josey: That’s true. I ain’t promising you nothing extra. I’m just giving you life and you’re giving me life. And I’m saying that men can live together without butchering one another.
Ten Bears: It’s sad that governments are chiefed by the double-tongues. There is iron in your word of death for all Comanche to see. And so there is iron in your word of life. No signed paper can hold the iron, it must come from men. The word of Ten Bears carries the same iron of life and death. It is good that warriors such as we meet in the struggle of life . . . or death. It shall be life.
Interesting talk on governments and people.
Interesting talk on people speaking face to face like this, in a world where tough words are mostly spoken only behind strange social media handles or other fake troll accounts.
I'm just giving you life and you're giving me life.
There is Iron in Your Words of Death....
And so There is Iron in Your Words of Life....
Live The Code 365,