What are we?
What is it that shapes a man`s life? Is it heredity? Is it his environment? Or is it some unknown element produced by a certain time or place and conditions that will shape a man to meet it?
A change in a man is never so evident to himself, but ofcourse we experience new things daily. Even as a man will shape somethings with his hands, he`s also shapeing himself.
A man has in himself a material that can be shaped into anything he wishes to be. The problem of this is that the shaping never ceases, and sometimes we get carried away and go too far in one direction before we realize it was the wrong direction.
We start out in life with the best of intentions, but the best intentions in the world get a man nowhere unless he knows how to get results and can enlist the cooperation of others.
Cooperation means that we must compromise. compromise is not a dirty word. In fact, it`s the cornerstone of civilization, just as politics is the art of making civilization work.
Those men who are not willing to compromise are unwise and are left standing alone with their own principles and values. Meanwhile, other men adjust their differences and move on.
Soetimes we, as men, have dreams and expectations. We ourselves are not ready for those dreams, and we must grow to meet them. What we want out of the world, we feel ourselves able to get.
The problem is shaping the raw material that is within ourselves; shaping our strengths, our weaknesses and our way of thinking into the final product we can all respect.
Steven "Dutch" Waller, Bodge Unit, Texas