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Why Me
by James M Otos
Friday, August 04, 2006
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How can choices be pragmatic?

Why Me
JM Otos 12 1 2005

The table looked like the finest wood. Blue and green, the table seemed perfectly round, however if measured the table would be slightly larger on one side.

Four people sat at the table. They were the leaders of their village. They had created the village, not with their own hands, but with cunning leadership, recruitment of the best from all the other villages and a stable solid plan which they used to deploy their villages.

“Pride has served us well. Since our first priority is to defend our village, and since our soldiers, though strong and healthy, come from the less advanced, it is only with the manipulation of pride that we are able to entrance a few of the more advanced among us to also serve in our defense, to lead our army..” Abraham spoke, redundantly, because the importance of maintaining a simple plan is to reiterate the basic tenets.

The four did this often, in turn, and had been doing it for many years. While many think that everything changes, in fact, some things never change and it is within this simple concept comes success.

“We take 5 out of every hundred. The five best. They are chosen first for their courage. Second, they are chosen for their reaction to desperation. They must see problems and react to them, developing solutions which are not only self serving, but serve the village, also.”

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 3/17/2007
I just wish there were some common sense along with the pragmatism, James. Pride too, has been lost. Good thoughts on this one.

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