We normally try not to just dump links on the blog and prefer to offer commentary with it, but I’ll keep it brief so you can get to the meat of things. I’ve been trying to catch up on Mattis since his legend has been rising to that of Chuck Norris jokes in the military communities I cross now and again. Plus, as our upcoming SECDEF, the memes are coming fast and furious. Who is this man?
I’ll let you do your own research, but this email from him is certainly telling: http://www.strifeblog.org/2013/05/07/with-rifle-and-bibliography-general-mattis-on-professional-reading/.
….The problem with being too busy to read is that you learn by experience (or by your men’s
experience), i.e. the hard way. By reading, you learn through others’ experiences, generally a
better way to do business, especially in our line of work where the consequences of
incompetence are so final for young men.
Mattis goes into more depth. Make sure you read the whole thing.
Patriots – we hear this same thing in our community all the time – “I don’t have time to read/study.” John Lovell has an excellent video that digs into Mattis’ philosophy and the foolishness of not studying. If you’re not subscribed to his channel you’re missing out.
This week, go to the library and get a relevant non-fiction book, or grab one of the ones from your bookshelf that you haven’t gotten around to. Do it for the wellbeing of your family and friends. There’s a reason that EDUCATE is at the beginning of our tagline.
Do you have a must read book for the Patriot? Post it in the comments here or on Facebook.
EDUCATE. EMPOWER. RESIST.