“The spirit of a warrior is not geared to indulging and complaining, nor is it geared to winning or losing. The spirit of a warrior is geared only to struggle, and every struggle is a warrior’s last battle on earth. Thus the outcome matters very little to him. In his last battle on earth a warrior lets his spirit flow free and clear. And as he wages his battle, knowing that his will is impeccable, a warrior laughs and laughs.”
Carlos Castaneda

A Separate Reality

Mocking Greatness

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I think that this time Grant, and almost everyone else who has chimed in on this mocking/acknowledging conversation is missing the point (I didn’t see it until Grant mentioned it). It isn’t Nathan that is being mocked in this commercial. It is greatness that is being mocked. This is no different then using the word “Yoga” to sell … anything and everything. In both cases it is immoral behavior – subverting moral high ground to business. The semi-intellectual debate around it and any potential it may have for inspiration or raising awareness of obesity is another example of intellect run-amok:

 

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