Friday, January 15, 2016

Just Some Thoughts

Sometimes the reality of it all just sinks in. The reality that this "younger generation", defined as anyone younger than me by 10 years, is killing us as a country. Not sure why. Maybe video games, maybe ICarly, maybe the lack of fishing and hunting being stressed by parents who are scared of their own shadow. Lack of dirt being played in by kids. Lack of being uncomfortable.

 Do you feel the delineation between the people who GET it and the people who don't get it? The folks who think that everything will be alright are kidding themselves. 

It kills me that we can't find many reasonable qualified candidates for President. And you know that if John F was running today, he never would make it. Too many skeletons in his closet. But then again, he was an amazing war hero who saved the planet from Russia at one point. And Teddy Roosevelt? Come on! You know that he would have been portrayed as a neanderthal with all of his, "strenuous life" stuff that he was espousing. Too macho. Too strong. Too tough.  Course the man did amazing things in his tenure as president and in his life in general, but no way would he make it today. Too offensive. Too much, ! Tone it down. TEDDY! Stop being sooooo.....well, stop being a man. Or just wait until 2016 when being a man is frowned upon and just grow a half ass beard and don't say anything that you really believe and go against guns and trucks and country music and the American flag. Then you will fit in just fine. Do not, I repeat do not, think any aggressive thoughts or think that anyone not in your party even has one good point because well, its not your party and I only believe what they tell me to believe. Toe the line! The Party line! Don't give an inch. Don't question anything. And don't use any, any , any, common sense at any time.

Saw The Revenant the other day. Watch it. It is real as hell. It's what life was like in the 1800's out west. Really well done and beyond motivational and inspiring. When you see the Pawnee Indian create a sweat lodge in a blizzard, you will be amazed. And if you read your history, that kind of stuff was done all of the time. Just like Indians shooting arrows as young boys while they were hanging off the side of their horse. Yep, that is real, not just in the movies. 

A wise man wrote the following to me one day-

 Love your family above all else and protect them above all else, lift weights, hit the bag, shoot guns and hunt, chop wood, have dogs,  Don't worry about material stuff, read the great authors, get rid of all negative losers from your life, go fishing, throw out your cologne, grow a real beard, love your country, be willing to die for what you believe, don't let anyone get away with a damn thing and endeavour to persevere.

And there you go.

All About Being a Lifer

What's a Lifer? Someone who isn't in to something for just a day, a month, a's for life. Whether its training or your family or your doesn't matter. You work at it, you build on it, you see the big picture . You don't miss workouts because it means something to you. You are like a Shakespearean actor- no matter what is going on in your life, you block it out when it's time to train. You walk into the weight room and all else disappears. Worry about it later.