Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Secret to Despair Avoidance: Learn to love to make the Dragon Smile

"We have reached the age, those of us to whom fortune has assigned a post in life's struggle, when beaten and smashed and biffed by the lashing of the dragon's tail, we begin to appreciate that the old man was not such a fool after all. We saw our parents wrestling with the same dragon, and we thought, though we never spoke a thought aloud, 'Why doesn't he hit him on the head?' Alas, comrads, we know now. We have hit the dragon on the head and we have seen the dragon smile." -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer, at his tenth reunion at Harvard - 1895

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