“He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.” – Samuel Johnson
It is easier than ever to go into beast mode.
Ever more intoxicating distractions… New addictions masquerading as beneficent timesavers…
Ever more forks in the road with paths to becoming less of a man.
Alternatively, there has never been a better time of opportunity to be great…
To make a difference, by comparison, to those of us who fail to be men, choosing instead to become beasts.
If I asked you when was the last time someone in a democratic country was executed by guillotine, what would you say?
It was France… 1977.
Ten years later, Jobs and Wozniak founded Apple.
1997 the Internet boom was just getting started.
2007 the great recession… (And the greatest opportunity for stock market investment in decades).
2017 Bitcoin mania.
At least every ten years, a new opportunity to be a man.