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Dr. Michael Otaigbe (@Michaelotaigbe) writes Dr. Otaigbe’s Wisdom Newsletter. Here is a little excerpt from from what he published on Veterans Day 2019.
I am inspired by Napoleon Hill’s story of a North Carolina wagon builder who when he “cleared the land for cultivation, always left a few oak trees in the middle of the field at the mercy of the elements, unsheltered by other trees in the forest. It was from those trees that the (builder) made the wagons’ wheels. Because they were forced to struggle against the fury of nature, they grew strong enough to bear the heaviest load.” Similarly, you grew strong from your life’s ups and downs. So don’t deprive your loved ones of the same opportunity by over protecting them. (from here)
Otaigbe wrote about children, not strong and competent soldiers. Still, I wondered. Why do we have this tendency to…
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As a veteran who served in Vietnam, and who experienced the hatred of the know-it-all protesters, and who has led a productive life since then, I hate the cynicism of today’s politicians who give lip-service to honoring vets, while casting them as either victims or villains, rarely heroes. We did our duty, most of us returned considerably matured.