Tuesday, December 22, 2015

There are three types of people in this world ...

As I watched American Sniper, this scene from Chris Kyle's childhood stood out to me.  For no other reason, than his Father broke down the world and people in it into three simple groups.  I'm really not writing about which group someone should or shouldn't belong to, that's really an individual choice - it was interesting from the mere fact that if you think about it - and really ponder it - there's a ton of truth in that scene and the quote below.

If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend it.

Wayne Kyle speaking to his sons as they ate dinner:

"There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs.
Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world, and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep.
Then you've got predators who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves.
And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog."

From "American Sniper" (2014)
Based upon the story of Chris Kyle (1974-2013), US Navy, Chief Petty Office, Sniper Element, Platoon "Charlie", SEAL Team 3

Eyes Front Gentlemen.  Live. Learn. Lead.

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