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Some people say that “If I could learn to say the famous words,” “Books Would Not Melt in my Hand,” or “The Best Things In Life Wouldnt Run Into Each Other” again, what would that mean to you? What would that teach you? Would you be happier? Better in your marriage/relationship? Or is it just another way to say, “I’ll take anything she wants even if it means she’ll have to sit me down and make me do what she wants?”
Well, the reason I tell you that is because these famous sayings are nothing more than a piece of a poem. They may have originated from some great poem, but they’re nothing more than that. If a famous poet wrote those famous sayings, he wrote them to make himself famous. And did he use any special magical words?
There are many famous sayings by many famous poets. However, only one of them, Wordsworth, was actually quoted as saying, “A poet says, a poet says, but a good fighter thinks.” That’s exactly what I’m trying to tell you here. Poets think, and poets fight. So, I guess you could say that “A poet says, a poet says, but a good fighter thinks.”
What if I told you that “A poet says, a poet says, but a good fighter thinks,” that phrase could be changed to “A fighter thinks, so he becomes.” Now, if that’s true, then we can see where the similarities end. You see, if a poet is truly a fighter, he wouldn’t use any cheesy lines to get himself recognized, and he’d rather melt butter with his partner, say some nice poetry, and help the world. Is that much different than saying, “Books would not melt in my hand.” I think not.
A poet could come up with lines like, “Books won’t melt in my hand, unless I melt them with my bare hands.” Or, “Books won’t melt in my hand, unless I burn them with my own hands.” I wonder what the reaction would be if I said that, instead of books, I was going to burn them with my own hands. No doubt, the book store owner, the clerks at the library, would think I was nuts. It is my opinion that a book is nothing more than a bunch of book materials, which when used properly and burned, will not melt in your hand.
Therefore, the real question is, “How does a poet become a fighter?” What would make a poet into a fighter? Is it not because when they fight they have to step on their opponent, and they are stepping on their opponent, thus causing them to think, and act in a way that would make their opponent wish they were not, or just not being so foolish, and that would make them not fight at all. In other words, it makes them wiser.
The second quote I want to look at, is this: “Sooner or later, if you continue doing what you are doing, you will fail. Failure creates fear, and fear destroys.” Again, I ask, how does a person go from being stupid, to becoming fearful, and then becoming smarter, and defeating their fear? Is it not by stepping on their foot, and walking through that door, that makes them smart enough to defeat their opponent, and defeat the fear?
If I am asked to write a quote on why people should fight, I will gladly do so. Just remember that the quote online was written by a professional writer, and not a fry cook, and it is well written, and very wise. Now do yourself a favor, before you get all worked up over this. Look up the person who wrote the piece, read it a few times, then get ready to roll your eyes in frustration, because you know this won’t work. Instead, give this quote a try, and win your own mind, and body, back.