As a longtime student of polar exploration, I enjoyed an article today on Richard E. Bird, a Navy Admiral who spent five months alone in Antarctica in 1934. Following is a quote that rings true to any man…..
Real peace comes from struggle that involves such things as effort, discipline, enthusiasm. This is also the way to strength. An active peace may lead to sensuality and flabbiness, which are discordant. It is often necessary to fight to lessen discord. This is the paradox. – Rear Admiral Richard Bird