Adversity is the true measure of your worth.


Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. jailed in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in April 1963.

“The ultimate measure of a man [or a player] is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”

(On being a good neighbor, Strength to Love, 1963)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

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Comfort and convenience

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Challenge and controversy

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By all means possible!

April 29, 2018


American nonviolent strategist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
murdered on April 4, 1968.

“If you can’t fly, run.
If you can’t run, walk.
If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.”

(What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?,
speech to students at Barratt Junior High School,
Philadelphia, October 26, 1967)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., civil rights activist (1929-1968)

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What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?, by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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About Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

https://projects.seattletimes.com/mlk/index.html

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Will you choose Black or White?

White to move. Who will win?

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Do what you can with what you have.

April 15, 2018


Stephen Hawking

“However difficult life [or your situation] may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

(Stephen Hawking at an Oxford University Union speech, 2016)

Stephen Hawking, English theoretical physicist (1942-2018)

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White is in a challenging position.

You play white. It’s your turn to move. You can’t win, but you can reach a 6-5 score (:

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #20

July 17, 2016

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“The enemy must not know where I intend to give battle. For if he does not know where I intend to give battle he must prepare in a great many places. And when he prepares in a great many places, those I have to fight in any one place will be few.”

(The Art of War, Chapter VI, Weaknesses and Strengths*)

* « Weaknesses and Strengths » stands for 虛實 (Xūshí)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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Master Sun’s Rules of Warfare #19

July 10, 2016

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“Therefore, determine the enemy’s plans and you will know which strategy will be successful and which will not. Agitate him and ascertain the pattern of his movement.”

(The Art of War, Chapter VI, Weaknesses and Strengths*)

* « Weaknesses and Strengths » stands for 虛實 (Xūshí)

Sun Tzu, Chinese strategist (c. 544 BC-c. 496 BCE)

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