With the two year anniversary of the start of this blog coming up in two weeks I thought I might revisit a post from the first year. That post, Thanks for the Mentoring, and an earlier post referred to at the beginning of the same post, Tolkien, Fiction and Self-discovery, are some of my personal favorites from that first year. I hope you enjoy it.
“Hug and kiss whoever helped get you – financially, mentally, morally, emotionally – to this day. Parents, mentors, friends, teachers. If you’re too uptight to do that, at least do the old handshake thing, but I recommend a hug and a kiss. Don’t let the sun go down without saying thank you to someone, and without admitting to yourself that absolutely no one gets this far alone.”
– Stephen King
In my last post I touched on J.R.R. Tolkien and the importance of Fiction novels in general for something more than just entertainment. Books and movies provide inspiration, insight and help to process life’s complexities. For guys, “stories” can be an essential part of self-examination, and an author, becomes a guide and mentor. And that’s a good thing. But it would be sad if there were no mentors on a more personal level. Never the less, get wisdom, get insight…
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