“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.
Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.
When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.
When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”-Chief Tecumseh
As my end of the month quote I have chosen to use an amazing poem written by Chief Tecumseh. I find this poem very motivating and showing how one lives their life as a hero and a warrior. It shows that one cannot live life with fear and regret that one day it shall all come to an end. Instead it shows that one most enjoy their life fully and that you can always give thanks for food and the joy of living and if one can fine nothing to give thanks for then they can only blame themselves. It shows that you must embrace death and not be foolhardy and beg for more time then what you have. I love this poem and feel like it is one I can live my life by.
“They are an intriguing people. From the moment they wake they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seem such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word Samurai means, ‘to serve’,” This is a quote from the movie The Last Samurai and I found that it speaks very deeply to me. I have always been fascinated with the way of the samurai and this quote to me shows exactly what they stand for. A samurai is often seen as a big strong rich arrogant man who takes orders from no man and is obsessed with war. In actuality this could never be farther from the truth. A samurai is the servant to the emperor and believes in a strong code of honor. A samurai will also take up one soft art for one art of war. For example if a samurai learns the way of the sword then they will also learn poetry to balance out their life and be strong physically and mentally. to me a samurai is the most honorable warrior there is when ever defeated or ordered to by the emperor a samurai will commit Seppuku which is the samurais word for suicide. However this is not where one takes their live because of bullying or self guilt. This is an honor and the custom and a strong part of the samurai culture. To me this quote shows how one can show great honor and that a warrior must have great determination and the will to perfect an art whether it be self defense or a more light and artistic style. I hope you enjoyed this post and that you read my future posts.
For my next blogs I am going to find a quote and share my feelings and what I feel this quote means. My first is, “He Who Knows Others Is Wise. He Who Knows Himself Is Enlightened.” this quote is by Tao Te Ching. I picked this quote because I have always been fascinated with the ways of a warrior. To me this quote shows that you can know lots about others but a person that knows himself can be a much greater thing than wise. To me it means that not only will you be Wise but you will understand the true joy of life and how your greatest friend and enemy is yourself. It helps a man know his strengths and weaknesses and make better judgments on other people. It also helps a man have leadership which I feel is the greatest trait a person can have. That is my opinion on the quote next week I will have another quote up and I hope that you read that one and comment with your opinion.
Okay so this is my life check list. These are the things I hope to do before I am 40 and I hope that you enjoy reading it!
1.Go from college to college across the continental United States eating at the food courts rating them from 1 to 5 and then blogging and writing a book about the total experience. Plus setting it up like a NCAA tournament bracket where the two colleges up against each other “duel” where the winner is the one with the more fulfilling and nutritional lunch.
2.Master the electric and acoustic guitar using online/real life lessons and teaching myself.
3.Tour the United States starting from North Carolina to California stopping at skate parks along the way all with my Dad.
4.Own a Mustang Boss or Bullet for a car.
5.Become an archeologist.
6.See Metallica in concert and/or the Sick Puppies
7.Work at Dicks for a first job
8.Hike the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountain Trail.
9.Go out of country to a European country.
10.Compete in a Marathon.
So that is my life list and I will complete all of these things and have fun along the way!
Sorry for the late post this week was extremely busy with the dreaded end of grade tests. This test is what we learn in school and our teachers goal is to make us pass with either a 3 or a 4. I get nervous every year I have to take one. It takes three days because it is three tests. They take over an hour for some kids and even two hours for other kids. For me i finish them extremely fast with the longest one taking me 35 minutes. After we finish them we don’t do anything except joke around and go outside. And then Thursday came. That was the day we got our scores for the EOG’s. I calmed myself down and imagined me opening up the letter and it having my grades all threes or fours. I got the letter and wasn’t allowed to open it up until i was with my mom. When I opened it up i was full of joy, I got fours on all three of the EOG’s! That was some of the best news I got all year. It goes to show that with practice anything is possible.
Today was a very eventful day that I spent hanging out with my friend Jack. I went to his house after church with my airsoft guns ready for an eventful day. At first we just went over to the park and played some sports waiting for our other friend to come over. After a little while me and Jack headed over to the woods ready for an airsoft match. It lasted for about twenty minutes and the outcome of it was two happy boys. After that we played bad mitten against his parents. (it was my first time ever playing and I did pretty good.) His friend came over and we all just messed around for about an hour. After his friend left we headed over to YMCA to play a game of pickup soccer. I havent played in a long time and it was pretty fun. I guess that today was a good day and I am happy and had a good time.
Since I am a teenager I know about having dreams and wanting them to come true. Listening to a story on tape called Sarah where it talks about gaining happiness in a world where sadly lots of people don’t know how to have happiness or they can’t stop complaining. They also talked about Sarah wanting something to come true and what she had to do to make it come true. In my idea I feel like if I can dream about something and I truly want it to come true then I have to imagine it real and then eventually it will come true. I have to think about those words of advice often for a day at school for me is like intense boot camp and it takes all my might to get through the day (but that is a different story.) So this is my blog and story about finding happiness and getting through school socially and educationally.