Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Thoughts from a Navy guy

Had a chance to hear former Secretary of the Navy and former Mississippi Governor, Ray Mabus, speak the other day. Very intersting guy. In particular, these quotes stood out:

  •  When discussing his goal of promoting diversity in the Navy, it was predicated on not having a force that all look the same, act the same and think the same, for "A predicatable force is a defeatable force" 
  •  One more note on the Navy: "We defend a democracy but we are not a democracy". Simple but thought-provoking. 
 Interesting guy

Epictetus: three-stage strategy to think stoically

I knew of this but hadn't really thought of it as a "thing" until I saw a reference in Julia Annas's essay "Epictetu...