Monday, March 6, 2017

I Needed Both Of These. I Cannot Believe That I Missed Them.

H/T Defensive Training Group.

Re-Re-Post: Stoicism:...

and just as important

when they knew how to write manuals - 

Selected Quotes from USAF Manual 50-21, Living for Leadership, August 1955

Especially this one (you would be hard pressed to find this in manuals in circulation today):

“Men cannot live without faith except for brief moments of anarchy or despair.  Faith leads to conviction – and conviction leads to action.  It is only a man of deep convictions, a man of deep faith, who will make the sacrifices needed to save his manhood.  It is obvious that our enemy, any enemy – Communism to be explicit here and now – will attack us at our weakest spot.  The hole in our armor is our lack of faith.  We need to revive a fighting faith by which we can live, and for which we would be willing even to die.  It is the only way that we shall be able to get meaning back into our lives.  It is our only safety in all this muddled world.”
– USAF Manual 50-21, Living for Leadership, August 1955

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