Wednesday, February 23, 2005

In Africa

"Every day in Africa a gazelle wakes up. It must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed.
Every morning a lion wakes up and knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death.
It doesn't matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle . . . when the sun comes up you better be running. Anonymous


GeorgeMikey said...

This reminds me of a bit in a book by Akio Morita - a Japanese businessman and an American businessman are walking through a jungle when they turn a corner to see a massive lion running towards them.
The American turns and runs while the Japanese sits down and starts putting some training shoes on.
The American shouts back "you're stupid if you think you can out-run a lion"
The Japanese replies "I haven't got to out-run the lion, I've just got to out-run you"

John Holt said...

This is a great post. Thanks so much for reading my stuff. I'd like to eventually compile it all (or most)in a book, so this is good practice for me.

Your pics are amazing, by the way. What a great, refreshing way to start my day in looking at beach pics after stepping over crack vials and dirty diapers on my way to work.