Ways of Fighting
STRATEGY FOR LIFE
Pure strategy is freedom from
Few things are as paradoxical as
nothing as crucial in action.
the best plans, but the battle makes a mess of it.
You train hard for that title—and no one's surprised when
you get the prize, only you know
with every part of you it was yet another fluke!
WAR works as a
dream, in reverse: you never know what's keeping you
alive. A good plan will have you win the war, and lose history. And as
in a dream, you couldn't tell what the sense of loss were
CRIME is even
better: you plan the perfect murder and for all your troubles,
you get to be forgotten. A petty
thief scores publicity for much
less—and the rascal never knows where he's gonna be!
Strategic planning works best of all with RAPISTS—it's a success,
almost every time. Only, it's wasted on them. They can't tell a
good thing when they see it. Normal
fellows at least appreciate they aren't
good enough to get that girl—you sleep on another failure,
that's what! get her to smile for you in your dreams, in case you
die overnight—you wouldn't want it to be your last day, and
not have come as close as this to the woman you like... None of
this is good enough to a rapist, though—and these fellows get what
they want, so good are they at
planning. Many never get caught, for
that reason. Still, after a lifetime of "feminine conquests",
these fools have yet to realise that, (1) there is no such thing as
a cheap victory. (2) "Getting a
Woman" has been poetically likened to
plucking the choicest fruit in the garden—or finding a rare
orchid in your backyard, all of a sudden! But it's more.
A girl is the fruit of the earth.
In the final analysis, it's best to be
rejected—fail every time, even—than lay a foot near
such fruit. Mass-murderers
cop less KARMA, they spend all their days in
hell on earth—caught or still at large. Whereas
condemned to eat dejection from the ground, everyday for 106
years. Apparently, this is how long it takes to appreciate
that Girls PREFER to be shown a good
a "Damned if you do, damned if you
don't" proposition. You can't take two
steps without a plan—it's a fact. Yet planning every move is the
surest way of growing morose, which opens the way to maniacal
Extreme maniacs are another matter, of course. Still, as an example, every
movie with a serial killer
in it is based on this theme: a diabolical
fellow who is able to keep a clean agenda, every move being
AS GOOD AS IT GETS would be an example of extreme
benign mania. No one could portray this
as good as Jack Nicholson.
Few could put up with him as good as
Helen Hunt. This
excellent production well illustrates the neurotic side-effects of social securisation.
CHILDREN need to see bread on the table and a
Christmas Tree at the end of the year. However, ADULTS who
expects this Political Party or that Government to provide air
without microbes, and spiritual enlightenment as well, could be
unwittingly encouraging the likes of Nicholson's character. He
doesn't make trouble, only wants to help, he has qualities; he is
sensitive, intelligent & sensible, apart from being rather
clean. But he expects his
relationship to the waitress to hit home as Questions &
Answers in a Job-Interview Form.
Life would perish, if it sat on a schedule
for ½ hour. Continuous
indispensable in Nature. As a human
habit, however, few things would be as
detrimental—it decreases joy by increasing insecurity.
We think of evolution in terms of our
ability to stay alive, but EARTH
wouldn't have survived a million years, had it not kept adapting
its natural programs to a greater environment, space all
Life keeps existing by
adaptation to cosmic imperatives.
What would Order & Maintenance entail on a Cosmic
If YOU were the total universe, you'd
have to compute trillions of logistics each ticking second, just to survive
another day. This kind of Software would have to work it all out
at the speed of light, too... In fact, it all happens in God's
Time, which may be a tad faster. Existing as a person at that rate of survival
would be as mentally febrile as changing
Tariffs & Codes, Air-Grids & Waterworks, every 5 minutes,
worldwide... Yet, the cosmos does
it!... Call it Big Bang or God's
Design, the whole thing happened in one brief moment, NOT in 6
days... BIG BANG is worth a fraction of
a second—something with about 13 noughts past the
decimal... The CREATION exploded at that kind of speed. As an
example, particles that move at this
speed "die, before they come into
being"... Our esteemed scientists have
photographed this process. Just thinking of it in the first place
is a credit. Modern Physicists
might be the next best thing to God,
As to God, we call Him Our Maker
because He made us—but really, it's that it must take quite
an architect to even sit down before such a plan.
In plain living terms, STRATEGY is a consideration of all options. This is as concise a definition as you can get. ALL
OPTIONS means just that. Problem is, we can't work out the
imponderable. Planning seldom turns out as good as it looks on paper,
thanks to an unexpected turn. The
unpredictable rates as the chief cause of human despair.
A silly surprise will make a king out of a
village-lad, by Noon—or demolish an Empire, by
Sundown. DESPAIR? Is anything more aggravating than having it all worked
out, only to stumble on the last lap of the race?
You can't predict what YOU CAN DO, that's what it is—we
hardly know our potential, bet on our weaknesses too much... We
could get a better deal—anytime!—by counting our blessings; but we only reckon with our sins...
Don't panic if you've never quite heard it
The very Holy Book would lose significance, were it not a total reminder
of what that one single item does to human life, SIN. It's not that
we're sinners—we were redeemed, weren't we?—it's that we
won't accept redemption; we must keep punishing ourselves. We get up
in the morning, not in order to fulfill the prospect of a new day—but
so as to feel the pain of sin. We exist to punish ourselves.
We don't want to be happy, really; FREUD
was right! The cause of human suffering is based on a rehearsal
of every reason to be unhappy. Not
accepting redemption is akin to rejecting the essence of
Christianity. It feels good to read
it, because we want joy, deep down, though we accept suffering,
knowing only life.
We aren't God, we tell ourselves. This always
works fine, as a perfect alibi to our ineptitudes. At the end of
the day, however, growing in His
image is less of a moralistic affair and more of a lightening of
This is ultimately hopeful in that a
Bully could aspire
to Paradise, if he weren't a procrastinating maniac as well. The
bad news is, while no one ever goes to Hell for being
a moral pedant, no
one ever gets to see what Paradise might look like, for being
that kind of a person.
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