How to be a man according to Mr Kipling


By Rudyard Kipling

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too:
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same:.
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build’em up with worn-out tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings,
And never breathe a word about your loss:
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: “Hold on!”

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!

I have always loved IF, particularly the phrase about Triumph and Disaster.

I know that God only works for good in the lives of His children. Our responsibility is to search for God’s will, find it, and do it to the best of our imperfect ability. The outcome is already decided. And it is always for good.

As a matter of faith, I never question outcomes. I simply look forward to the next adventure. God’s will shall be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

Lin Wood

We The People must never lose hope. God is hope.

We The People must be fearless. God did not create us with a spirit of fear.

We The People must speak truth. Jesus is the truth, the way, and the life.

We must never stop fighting for our Constitutional rights and freedom. These blessings were bestowed upon us by Almighty God.

We The People must never stop fighting for our children. God loves the little children most of all.

Every person engaged in child sex trafficking will be brought to justice. God is a God of wrath, righteousness, and justice.

We The People must always fear the Lord. And wait on Him.

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