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April 27, 2015

The Momentous Conquest

Hal photo outside Feb2012“The honor of the conquest is rated by the difficulty.” (Baron De Montesquieu)

Self-control is rather important. Humankind has assumed control enough of atoms that we can destroy an entire city in an instant, but all that power is useless without the self-control of those in charge of the button.

Self-control is rather hard. We human beings can literally love a new life into existence, then swear to the highest heavens to protect this beautiful child from all harm, but it only takes a couple of years and few hundred sleepless nights to lose our adulthood and literally scream our toddler into submission.

Self-control is rather rewarding. Mastery over our reactions is a never-ending war, but that does not make it a losing battle. Each of us has moments every day when we are able to summons our strongest desire for the life we want most, and say no to the distracting, and potentially destructive, things we want right now.

Every one of those moments is a true victory. String a few of those moments together and you begin to get some momentum…

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