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24 June 2004 @ 09:43 am
Tao of the Day  
It is not the boxer who is dangerous; rather, it is the weakling.
Insecure, the latter must constantly 'prove' himself.
His weakness and ignorance make him arrogant.

- Deng Ming-Dao, Chronicles of Tao
 
 
 
Kburgunder on June 24th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
Applicable to so much more than boxing... I used to, for instance, have books on my shelf that I only kept around because I liked the image they projected about me.

What I say to myself now each time I do another unclutter sweep of my books:

Books are for reading. Books are for referencing. Books are for lending.

And it's so much more than boxing and books... maybe someday I'll even be somewhat humble. Some distant day... ;)
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Kburgunder on June 24th, 2004 05:18 pm (UTC)
In case I haven't said it recently:
You have a beautiful mind.

I'm glad to know you.

"the steady hum of what I have overcome" is so a poet's wet dream. I love the cadence to that.
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bitterfun on June 24th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)
sweeeeet, yet another lured into the Chronicles of Tao. Soon my Taoish army shall conqueror the world!!!!!
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