The man who goes afoot, prepared to camp anywhere and in any weather, is the most independent fellow on earth. He can follow his bent, obey the whim of the hour, do what he pleases whenever he pleases, without deference to anybody, or care for any beast of burden or obedience to the course of any current. He is footloose and free. Where neither horse nor boat can go, he can go, seeing country that no other kind of traveler ever sees.
If you cannot afford to throw yourself into the wild to push yourself to your limits, then hold your piss in your bladder until it is telling you it’s at the peak of bursting. Patience is the lesson.
“Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”
“Once more into the fray, into the last good fight I’ll ever know, live and die on this day, live and die on this day.”
I love this poem. It is universal in its meaning. Whether in life, on the battlefield, when lost in the wilderness, when trapped behind enemy lines, or when held up at gun point by a low life thief. If you want to live you have to fight for it. God isn’t just going to hand it to you on a silver platter in these kinds of situations you have to do what you have to do in order to live. And if you die then at least you will die on your feet instead of on your knees.
“It just, it makes you proud. Like I’ll never quit anything because that, you know. You see somebody fight that hard. Makes life seem pretty easy, you know?”
- Marcus Luttrell
There are no impossible tasks. The main thing is the power of will, power of a spirit.
Words of a Russian Spetsnaz soldier
“With the combination of snow on the ground and me on the move, something is going to die.”
“People with a lack of confidence try to find a way, how to become a ninja without sweating.”