1. 10

    I scavenged for sensation, sought myself in the rewards of being out there, across the Border.

  2. 9

    The simple fact is this: when you goto Alaska, you get your ass kicked.

  3. 8

    Inconsistency, incompetence, and lies are all cut short by the ground. It will stop you if you can't stop yourself.

  4. 7

    Ultimately, I wanted to own a big truck, exercise my second Amendment rights, listen to hardcore music, and let my congressman know how poorly he represents me. None of this could occur in France.

  5. 6

    So go ahead, break stuff. Break yourself on the once-hard edges of yourself. And recycle the debris into the foundation of your future.

  6. 5

    We may train ourselves to be adaptable as possible, to respond appropriately in each situation, but the ideal of controlling the outcome or steering events as they occur must be relinquished. Chaos rules it all.

  7. 4

    Effort and pain may not be avoided. Physical and psychological breakdowns occur. The support of a like-minded group, dedicated to The Art of Suffering, provides a safety net. An individual will push harder and risk more in the company of trustworthy peers.

  8. 3

    You become what you do. How and what you become depends on environmental influence so you become who you hang around. Raise the standard your peers must meet and you'll raise your expectations of yourself. If your environment is not making you better, change it.

  9. 2

    Relish the challenge of overcoming difficulties that would crush ordinary men...learn to suffer.

  10. 1

    Modern man is conditioned to expect instant gratification, but any success or triumph realized quickly, with only marginal effort, is necessarily shallow. Meaningful achievement takes time, hard work, persistence, patience, proper intent and self-awareness. The path to success is punctuated by failure, consolidation, and renewed effort.

  11. Last Update: 30 November 2022

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