Why We Need Great Men

Can modern communities do without great men? Can they dispense with hero-worship? Can they provide a larger wisdom, a nobler sentiment, a more vigorous action, by collective processes, than were ever got from the Titans? Can nations remain healthy, can all nations draw together, in a world whose brightest stars are film stars and whose gods are sitting in the gallery? . . . There is a sense of vacancy and of fatuity, of incompleteness. We miss our giants. We are sorry that their age is past. . . .We mourn the towering grandeur which surrounded and cheered our long painful ascent. Ah! If we could only find some new enormous berg rising towards the heavens as high above our plateau as those old mountains down below rose above the plains and marshes!

– Winston Churchill

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The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 9

Any momentary triumph you think you have gained through argument is really a Pyrrhic victory: The resentment and ill will you stir up is stronger and lasts longer than any momentary change of opinion. It is much more powerful to get others to agree with you through your actions, without saying a word. Demonstrate, do not explicate.

It’s time for another installment in the 48 Laws of Power Marriage series.  This time we’re focusing on a law that most men intrinsically know, but often ignore, especially when our own emotions begin to get amped up.

Today, we’re covering Law 9 and why it is a common tripping point for many men.

Law 9: Win Through Your Actions – Never Through Argument  

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A Well Placed No

The man of the house is expected to pull his weight as well as lead his family.  He’s expected to do whatever roles a husband or father should do. However, there are times when you must deny someone your time.  Becoming a doormat and a yes man will only get you into trouble.

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The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 5

As we progress through the 48 Laws of Power, or in this case the 48 Laws of Marriage, you will begin to see a web being spun; laws connecting, splitting off of, and running parallel with other laws.  As you study these laws, take time to reflect on the sum of the lessons and see the tapestry they weave.  Continue reading “The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 5”

The 48 Laws of Marriage: Law 3 & 4

“Without concealment there is no space for expression. Not all words are shared.

Word must arise from concealing silence in order to resonate. Concealment is the method of controlled communication, whether communication of existence or redirection of connection. Concealment is deliberation, it is precision, it is the beginning of skill.

Concealment protects truth in time of war through the hoisting of deliberate false flags, designed to mislead and redirect the adversary away from vital plans and secrets. Thereby the momentum of justice is preserved in alliance against the depredations of tyrants.

Concealment advances survival by preventing revelation of the existence of prey. The dappled coat of the deer blends with the fluttered leaves of autumn, and its frozen stillness keeps it hidden from the searching gaze of a passing cougar that the deer cannot outrun or fight.

You will not always be the most powerful actor in the fields and forests of the dark world.

Concealment is a subtle Way that you must master.”

-Ivan Throne

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