QUOTE(apaleader @ Jun 19 2008, 11:03 AM) [snapback]3762602[/snapback]
A civilized man who settles down in a land virgin of the labor of his, when having in mind the desire of sowing a seed of the culture he wishes to nurture and to be successful, must not roll up his sleeves in haste, but rather look for the hidden ace that it harbors to make sure that the land does not tremble before him from a surging mob of feet or hooves, that races forward to him. The mind may not be appreciated as a tool by the commoner on account of its constant use; however, it may be the most fundamental of all and it may shorten a path by many steps in the blink of an eye. One must, in the present case, use his mind if he wishes to be successful as the roots of a culture lie deep within the soil and seem distant enough to be out of one's reach. The brute in order to accomplish said goal may start to dig very deep into the soil as if he would dig a trench, such a careless act may very likely be considered as a sign of hostility by the locals who may respond to the menace in the same manner and lead both sides to a deadlock in which none has to gain anything. The land is not a place suitable to dig trenches, but is a place to yield the labor of man. A civilized man should instead, through his compassion for others rather than by mere devotion to his faith, offer his voice to be heard like the Muses who offer their knowledge to the people to whom they gave discretion. Only then may he reap the crop of his hard work and the land then may even yield enough bushels to illuminate in a golden glow the barren land for many generations to come.http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/index.php?...p;#entry3762596
Your finger might be getting a little ahead of your mind here.