Thursday, January 9, 2014

BE PREPARED - NOT!

Remember those kids in uniform with their fingers up in the air? No, not one finger!





I think it was 2 or 3.





Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, our parents - they all chanted that ever present mantra:

BE PREPARED…

And remember that saying:  Cut once, measure twice - or was it measure three or four times?

It was all over the place!
Teachers, religious leaders - BE PREPARED!

But wait, did you ever stop to think that maybe all that prep work actually got in the way?

What ever happened to "Just do it!"?

What do ya think?
Ever wonder about this one?



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3 comments:

  1. I remember when I was in HS. I left a major

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  2. (Continued from above...) a major paper in AP English unfinished until the last couple of days. My English teacher read it, and before he handed it back to me, he took me out in the hall and bashed me over the head with it! " you know, this is fine" he said, " but I know you can do much better." He went on: " you could probably spend the next 10 or 20 years of your life not trying and still come out ok, but why?" For me, finding balance between the two is key, I think. 20 years later, I'm still looking for it.
    JT

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  3. What point are you trying to make? I don't understand the English paper comment either.

    Heading out on a day hike with enought items in your pack to survive a night should you break your ankle and have to wait for help is being prepared and does not get in the way of going. It precludes you from becoming a statistic. I've helped a good number of people on the trail over the years that decided to just "do it". Lucky for them there was an old [prepared] Boy Scout on the trail.

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