Saturday, March 5, 2011

There's an anecdote about Navy Seals who, as part of their training, are strapped into a straitjacket and tossed  into a pool.  Their task is to stay afloat (keep their heads above water), and if they start to panic or thrash their legs they'll never make it.  The solution is to let themselves sink to the bottom of the pool, strongly kick off the bottom of the pool with their legs, grab a mouthful of air when they reach the surface, and then repeat.

Some people would interpret the meaning of this story as: "Go with the flow."  But those people would be dumb.  The "flow" is trying to drag you down and drown you. The lesson is to calmly figure out the best way to fight against the flow.   

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