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Strength in weakness


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Strength is not all about how hard you can pound another into submission or how quickly you can run someone out of your space; it can be found in endurance, character, morality; and it can be found through and in weakness. When one lacks in the accepted form of strength the only thing to do when strength is needed is to exploit some other trait or traits in its place. In addition to frequently achieving your aims in this way is also serves to deceive another into believing you have their particular view of strength and will gain you your freedom or protect you from physical or mental harm. It does not hurt to feel a bit superior to your opponent when you have bested him by not using strength, but by using your wits instead. Some people may think of this or these strategies as ‘cheating’ or as somewhat underhanded, however when one feels oneself in danger or is about to lose something quite valuable to one, it is time to use any strategy that seems as if it may work. Once one has used such strategies, the key is to not feel guilty because cultural mores instilled in us when are very young. If it worked, then it’s fine. Strength through weakness is better than the consequences to us, isn’t it?


Author: EllenphanPhotos

I've been struck many times by the thoughts that run through my head when I'm outdoors and contemplating nothing in particular. The thoughts can be profound or silly, sad or joyful, relevant or not. But they're always there. And with just a bit of concentration they can lead to the most astonishing places and on the most convoluted trails. Exploring those vagaries and jigs and jogs is fun. I'm attempting to find more of these trails to see if they lead anywhere or nowhere, because even nowhere is somewhere. The bits and pieces of the outdoors help to make the indoors survivable. Photos help bring the outdoors in and remind me of many of the thoughts I had while still outside, a very valuable tool they are, too.

2 thoughts on “Strength in weakness

  1. It is true, we can use what ever we have, but sometimes we need to be aware of the consequences, not always is simple, I think that it is OK.

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