• beautiful strippers and too many baby chickens…

    23/07/2020

    Negativity seems to be consuming the world, esp. America … so I wish to re-discuss themes in this blog, much of it taken from a blog I posted 6 months ago …

    Even if you remember my stories in this post, I challenge you to read this again and reflect… and ensure you are not being brought down or held back by negativity; whether negative people or a negative environment – get negativity out of your life.

    “You can not surround yourself with blindness and expect to see…”
    TD Jakes
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    These days, I can’t help but think of the story of a baby eagle who fell from his nest high up on a cliff, and landed on the ground next to a bunch of baby chickens.

    Upon hitting the ground, the baby eagle struggled to stand and cried for help.

    The mamma chicken saw what happened and ran over and immediately, took the baby eagle under her wing.

    For the next many years, the baby eagle grew up with a bunch of baby chickens and learned how to be a chicken.

    One day, he was at school and saw an eagle soaring high in the sky …

    As they all looked up and watched the beauty and power flying above, he said to everyone:  ‘one day I will soar like an eagle.’

    But they all laughed at him and said:

    ‘it’s not possible because chickens can’t fly …’

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    When I lived in Tokyo, one of the first friends I met was a banker.

    One night this friend invited me out for dinner and surprised me with my first and only visit to a strip club.

    My new friend explained he had a big expense account as a trader and loved strippers so he used the strip club to entertain his clients.

    I’m not gonna lie… I will never forget that evening.

    I was just a naive, sweet 24 year old boy who dreamed of becoming a great man.

    As I chatted very uncomfortably with two beautiful naked women, “Candy” and “Jezabel”, I understood very well that spending my time in such an environment would only distract me from where I wanted to go.

    To this day, I can still remember that feeling of shame I felt when I walked out of the club onto the crowded busy street in Tokyo…

    I tried many times to get my buddy to stop wasting his time and money at strip clubs, but he kept telling me how he loved strippers, and they loved him.

    We slowly stopped speaking and I never saw him again.

    Years later, he was one of the first people to send me a congratulations message after I swam the English Channel.

    I didn’t know, but he had been following my blog so knew about my swim.

    Over the couple emails we exchanged, he told me he just got divorced from his 2nd wife, but joked that he still loved the strippers and they still loved him….

    We didn’t …

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