Monday, March 17, 2008

It's not meaningless if you mean it.

My response to nay-sayers:

"It’s hard to kill a dragon when you stand alone with only your sword. It’s the ability to bring the village over to look at the dragon, talk about the dragon, and develop strategy to bring him down - that truly makes a knight noble. With the village behind you, your sword becomes sharper, your armor stronger, your passion deeper. You’re still only a small man against a massive beast, but from the masses you have encouraged a couple more to fight with you, and together - you are determined to bring him down. His aged skin is tough and his natural weapons are hard to bear, yet you penetrate his hide and scar his pride. You turn around with your battle wounds to rally more people and to forge more weapons. Because no matter how futile the effort seems, the dragon is still there.

And he’s eating our children."


Xavier Onassis said...

Excellent post! Very good, and well crafted analogy.

Waldo Oiseau said...

This came across my "quotes for the day," and I thought it fitting with your post:

"Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money and power and influence. It is no more or less than faith in action."

I'm taking in all the happenings in Kansas City and saving you all the trouble . . . I'll let you know whether to soak it up or squeeze it out!!