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July 09, 2005

You Can Still Bugger Off.

There’s a Heinlen story out there about courage, what it means to be so. Based on (he says) a true story  from his own life and treatment for TB. At the end is the moral that it is the man who is scared but still does the right thing who is the hero,  it is the overcoming of our fears that makes courage.

Via the dipsomaniacs a small story.

as I watched people go throiugh the ticket barrier today, a young uy came up and his face was covered in a sort of mask. I said hello.

It turns out that he was one of the survivors who was in a train that got bombed on 7/7/05. in the same car as the bomb when it went off...

I asked where he was going, tried to make sure he got on the right train, and all that. He said he was not sure. just wanted to go down in the Tube. "Even if I only go one stop" he told me, "I just want to get on and do it. I can't let what happened just take over."

I shook hands and wished him luck. it isn't every day that I meet a hero like that.

Small story, big man.

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