I Still Shout

On the days when I wanted to give up I think of a parable Admiral Rickover used to tell.

The parable goes something like this,

An ancient philosopher came to a city to save its people from their sins.  The inhabitants of the city, who at first listened to the philosopher, gradually turned away.  One day a child asked the philosopher, ‘Why do you shout when they do not listen?’  The philosopher replied, ‘In the beginning I shouted to change them.  If I still shout, it is to prove they cannot change me.'”

What’s the take away?

Be ready to shout even when no one is listening.

Always remember that if you stop shouting–if you stop driving–you’ll never get the change you want.

I still shout.

Will you shout with me?

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