This is an excellent post.
I am now primarily a philosophy professor, but for years I was a primarily a horse trainer. Riding two to seven horses a day is intense, and the experience shaped me. I sometimes reflect on some of my lessons learned from horses, and how it has influenced how I live. Here are some of those lessons.
1. Quit worrying. Bad things are going to happen that you can’t control. Good horses will get sick and you could get hurt. However, if you are paralyzed by worrying about things that might go wrong, you miss out on the enjoyments of the present and still have to face inevitable problems. Worry does not prevent disaster.
2. If you panic when something problems arise, the situation will only get worse. Horses get stuck in fences, step on nails, and can manage to nearly kill themselves in a multitude of creative ways. Your panic does nothing productive, and another creature is relying on…
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