Friday, April 29, 2011
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Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
But neither a bull nor a noble-spirited man comes to be what he is all at once; he must undertake hard winter training, and prepare himself, and not propel himself rashly into what is not appropriate to him. (TD, Book One, Ch. 2, p. 10)
One criticism that has been lodged against the use of voluntary discomfort or hardship is that it is just too hard and too unpleasant for the average person. Some people may be born with a higher threshold for pain, but for most of us this type of self-inflicted discomfort does not look very appealing or fruitful. To this, Irvine has a good answer:What the Stoics discover, though, is that willpower is like muscle power: The more they exercise their muscles, the stronger they get, and the more they exercise their will, the stronger it gets. Indeed, by practicing Stoic self-denial techniques over a long period, Stoics can transform themselves into individuals remarkable for their courage and self-control. They will be able to do things that others dread doing, and they will be able to refrain from doing things that others cannot resist doing. They will, as a result, be thoroughly in control of themselves. This self-control makes it far more likely that they will attain the goals of their philosophy of life, and this in turn dramatically increases their chances of living a good life."
Manuel: Hhwater tank?
Basil: It’s not difficult Manuel. This is not a proposition from Wittgenstein. Go to Ko Yo intersection; you know Ko Yo intersection?
Manuel: Si Si!
Basil: OK. Take old Hatyai road for 4 kilometers; turn left for 6 kilometers then turn left for 150 meters down track to run site near water tank.
(Officially: SH3 run # 1568’ish: Saturday April 23, 2011: 4:30 p.m.
Hares: Stick Insect and Pak Ma)
Sunday’s HH3 run will be from the football field behind Sai Kao village which is the village near the big tree on the Nam Noi-Tung Wang road.
From Songkhla: Take the old Yala road for 16k; turn right and go 3.5k then turn left just after the big tree and follow the road ahead for about 1k to the football field.
From Hatyai: From the Nam Noi traffic lights turn right and go 12k then turn right just beforeth big tree then follow the road ahead... etc.
The hare is Kai Jeow and the kick off is around 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
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Saturday, April 9, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
HH3 on Sunday will be by moi, Beavershot, just off the road that leads to the Metal Chedi and communications towers on the main Hatyai hill off Punnakan Rd. Exact misdirections will no doubt be posted by our Trailmaster along with Saturday's details, whenever he finishes the job at hand.