Quote Of The Day — January 31, 2015

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The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. To be your own man is hard business. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”

Rudyard Kipling,  (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936)

 

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5 Responses to Quote Of The Day — January 31, 2015

  1. CW says:

    Wow. That’s a great quote, Grouchy.

    • Grouchy says:

      Thank You, CW. It hit me in the breadbasket, too.
      How so VERY true it is, and how so many fear to leave the tribe, and walk their own path.
      Standing alone is not the easiest thing in the world~!

    • upaces88 says:

      This is SO true. When we follow it…things do not always go so well when you are one of the few and there are many against who have it in their own Souls that they choose only the righteous choice vs. what is popular for gain.

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      I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they’re my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics.
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  2. Clyde says:

    Can’t argue with Kipling here. Good one, GF.

    • Grouchy says:

      I guess it goes to prove that Peer Pressure has always been a boetsch. It’s easier to run with the crowd. Even when you know you’re right. See also John Boehner.
      Thanks, Clyde.