The Quotable Chongo:
ON HOW TO BE BITCHIN
The title says it all. It is the book that all have been waiting for, finally here … that is, the first volume. (More volumes will follow.)
“In the life of a man, his time is but a moment, his bearing an incessant flux, his senses a dim flash of light, his body a prey for worms, his soul an unquiet eddy, his fortune dark, and his fame doubtful.
In short, all that is of the body is like flowing water, all that is of the soul as dreams and vapors; life a warfare, a brief sojourning in an alien land, and after[ward] … oblivion.
Where then can man find the power to guide and guard his steps?
In one thing and one alone: the love of knowledge*.”
–Marcus Aurelius*, emperor
* - Understanding is, unquestionably, the most essential element of all for bitchin-ness – except, of course, for the equally essential element of the outstandingly good fortune of opportunity.
If you love something else other than a living organism more than a living organism, then love is not important enough.
If truth is anything but more important than what you want truth to be, then truth is not important enough.
Trying to be bitchin can come at the risk of being instead, a complete fool. But, not trying at all, and hence never risking being a fool, can come at the price of never being bitchin even once.
If you wash your hands frequently, then you get more babes … and you live longer (a fact) … which means that you can get even more babes.
Photo by Dean Fidelman
© 2008 C. Tucker (Chongo)
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