... and ...
honoring your word,
and "that's all" she
is the end of
Anything more (and there is more) is just commentary. I shared
these précis with a
made his life
difficult and arduous until it was almost totally unworkable.
Yet he stuck to his guns. "Things aren't that
he chided. "If you
so ..." I smiled, realizing he forfeited any
right about life rather than giving up being right, and just having
is that it's top down. Secondarily that's analogous to my
at (or near) the top. Primarily it's that whatever I
trickles down to the furthest reaches of life.
my mental and physical
is promoted to the degree I
honor my word.
is promoted to the degree we
honor our word.
And in those
on which I play, both efficiency and enjoyment are
promoted to the degree we
honor our word.
I'm not going to quote library reference materials here in support
of these phenomena. The truth is in this field, there are
- albeit precious few. Rather I'm suggesting
insights can be gained by
The key(s) to
in life, is no one
privilege or bailiwick.
it's here for all of us. It's overt (ie hiding in plain sight).
The emperor isn't wearing any clothes.
It's in this third arena, in the
on which we play, where the impact of the lack of top down
can most clearly be
and felt. As a group, we
know the impact of some lacks on our
of life: lack of accommodation, lack of food and
lack of rule of law. Indeed, it could be
our entire civilization is structured in
to providing accommodation, food and
and rule of law. We've deemed them to be essential to life. Yet we,
for the most part, have no grasp of what the cost of the lack of
is to our civilized
of life. We're behind the eight ball on this, even though its
impact is more detrimental than everything else combined.
else comes close. The second placed runner is
behind the first placed in this, our