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Old 06-29-2000, 01:12 AM   #11
Erik
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Originally posted by Nick
Perhaps jumping out of a plane unrestrained is not the smartest idea, however, it may be argued that when you do jump out of the airplane, that few seconds before your splat, you achieve total satori. It's like in James Clavell's Shogun, Anjin-san is dissatisfied with the way things are going, so in the presence of Toranaga (fictional depiction of Tokugawa), he takes a tanto and brings it into his chest. Though stopped, from that moment on, he became samurai, and feared nothing. Perhaps only in our greatest trials, when death seems imminent, do we become our strongest.
Wow, a long way from where I was going with it. All I really wanted to say was that it's ok to not like carrots.
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