Saturday, January 23, 2010

Yoda and Herodotus

Yoda: Teach yourself to let go of the things you fear to lose.

Herodotus: He tells a story of the tyrant of Samos who was very fortunate. The king of Egypt advised him to get rid of his most prized possession to protect his good fortune, so the tyrant did--he threw his most precious ring in the sea. The ring was fished out by chance and brought back to him. At that point the king of Egypt did not want to be his friend anymore because the tyrant's downfall was now sure and the king didn't want to have to feel bad for him. And yes sure enough the tyrant was soon after killed.

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