Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Of weakness and strength, and rule of opposites

What are you really good at? And how did it come to be?

The story of J C Owens, (at least as I remember it) is that of a polio stricken urchin in Africa going on to becoming a star athlete and breaking running race records

Many a thing in life begins with a period spent in weakness. The story begins with one of hopeless and pathetic dependence, progresses to recovery, resolutions, effort, and overcoming. And once in the position of strength, the character has enough motivation in her to continue and complete her mastery over the situation

To see the weakness in a strong person; to see the strength in the weak person, requires special insight

Sometimes the story is about bringing out such strength in a person in times of profound depression

But exactly what am I driving at? I dont know ..

I guess, this is another page from life learnings. And hope you enjoyed reading


  1. What am I really good at? Mostly minding my business, living simply, being able to do nothing for long periods of time without feeling bored. I'm good at being oblivious to most of the things going on in the world, and I'm good at being friendly to people when I meet them

  2. great post. I like the fact that perhaps hero's are those people who aren't perfect but that the crack in them is what makes them human and enduring and then we are able to see us in them and them in us.

  3. I'm so glad I came to read your thought-provoking post.

    My strengths are my self-confidence and analytical skills. My weaknesses are my self-confidence and analytical skills.

    What Beth expressed so beautifully above I have also observed.

    I don't know why I haven't visited your blog before but I will return.

    Best wishes,