The Pen: A lesson


From the ‘Code of the Samurai, A Modern Translation of the Bushido Shoshinshu of Taira Shigesuke.’  By Thomas Cleary.  Chapter entitled, ‘Fame.’ 

“For those who died ignominiously and those who died gloriously, the pain when they handed their heads to the enemy was no different…[I]f you are going to have to give your life anyway, you may as well die heroically, startling enemies and allies alike, regretted by employers and commanders, an honor to your posterity for all time.”

We are soldiers, every single one of us. Whether our uniforms are for work or casual, comfortable or not, or for sport or battle, we are fighters. Every day is a battle, and life is hell; that is, war. Continue reading “The Pen: A lesson”