Win, Lose, Drew by Drew Litton

Win, Lose, Drew

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    A vision quest is not based on rational thought or ‘common sense’. One might argue that those who climb Everest, or other dangerous mountains lack sense. An astronaut roaring into space in device built by the lowest bidder may wonder how intelligent he’s being. Cops, firemen, soldiers, inner city teachers, and even farmers might wonder how much sense they have to put themselves in harm’s way, or to work a job for which they are unappreciated and poorly compensated.
    But without such tough people, we would not be the nation we are.
    Ms. Nayad is a role model for senior citizens everywhere. Because she swam that distance, a man or woman at a senior center may get up and walk to the rec room instead of waiting for a wheelchair. Because she never gave up, other people, old and young, may also rise up to face challenges which have defeated them in the past.
    If it is a lack of sense that is required in order to reach goals for which we set ourselves, then perhaps sense is overrated.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 1 year ago

    @Respectful Troll

    An excellent post as usual!! Or, as one of the English languages greatest poets (Robert Browning) so truthfully stated, "“Ah, but a man’s reach should exceed his grasp,
    Or what’s a heaven for?”


    And, I see no reasonable reason why this should not equally apply to woman as well!!

  3. pdchapin

    pdchapin said, about 1 year ago

    Our greatest glory is in spending a lifetime to do something of no value? The fact that it’s difficult doesn’t make it important.

  4. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @pdchapin

    Now define “value”. And no, it’s not “whatever’s important to me”.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 1 year ago

    It doesn’t have to prove something to the world, or even to a small part of it.
    It comes from wanting to prove something within yourself. That her success will give her speaking engagements, book sales, and other material rewards is just how our culture works. But long before media, people went over the horizon just to see what was there… if anything.
    It’s like the old Harley Davidson slogan…
    “If I have to explain it to you, you’ll never understand.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qqVRBZO5gc
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Congratulations to her!


    It is amazing how so many can’t see the courage to set a goal, and achieve it, despite potential danger or discomfort to oneself!


    To accept challenge IS the better nature of the human spirit, reaching for improvement, and “personal best”. (even when dangerous)


    Interesting those critical of Nyad, so well define themselves as “chickenhawk”.

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 1 year ago

    One would think she could just hop in a boat and cruise over here in style.

  8. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 1 year ago

    My boss reads books with such quotes. And then he gives uplifting speeches. And then he cuts you down at knee-level and squeezes you out like a lemon. You don’t need to fight “the system” but you should not let yourself being BS’d by it either…

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