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Path to Blue Lagoon: Narrow

In Uncategorized on April 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm

About a 1000 miles South of Hawaii, there exists another US territory.  It is an incorporated yet unorganized section of earth rising out of the great blue Pacific Ocean.  It is basically governed by the President directly.  I’m not sure if he even knows this.

At any rate, if you want to get away on an island where there is no one, Palmyra Atoll is your place.  There is not much there and the number of people on this little blip of land at any given time is between 0 and 30.  So you’ll be doing your own reality survivor season if you go. If you want a blue lagoon and palm trees and white sandy beaches, you may not find a better place.

Some fly to the little paradise island.  But if you take any kind of sea vessel, you’ll need to know one thing.  There is only one way in and one way out.  And it is pretty much a straight and narrow shot.  Start at the wrong spot or drift a bit off course and you are in for a lot of work getting the rig back afloat and moving if you can at all.

Opinion “C” is: It’s often that way in life.  The world is hard and doing the right thing takes practice, knowledge, patience and a bit of divine providence.  Without those things you may not get to experience anything near paradise this side of Heaven.  Our government has not learned that lesson.  Our country is losing that value with each passing generation.

If we want to navigate this country out of dangerous waters, we need a good pilot.  We need hard working crew members with a sense of pride in a job well done based in REALITY.  We need to know that people, the government included, cannot take our rewards and blessings and give it to others without asking in the name of Society or Marx or Obama without it rightly being judged as a theft.  We need people who would rather not head down a path than head down it blindly.  In a word, WISDOM. Sure you cannot know everything and account for every permutation of potential outcomes.  But you can know how things generally work and you can choose to go with ideas that work with and not against natural laws.

Finally, if you take a stand and you know it is right and that taking the easy way out or enabling others to do the same is not often the best way, know that others will call you narrow minded.  But that is ok.  Focus on the narrow path to paradise successfully as others crash and burn and an insult will turn into a compliment really quick.

For more on the metaphor go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palmyra_Atoll

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