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Self-development requires that you evaluate three precepts. They are, what it is that you
wish to be, what it is that others believe you to be and what it is that you are. The
educational experience of self-development of one's life and soul is as ragged as an old
wooden roller coaster. I remember the class that I was taking. It was a military class for
my LPN. The desk that I sat at must have been from World War I. It was one of those desks
that have the chair attached to it. The linoleum-covered wood had been chipped away about
75%. There was absolutely no comfort in that seat either. It was a thin piece of wood over
a metal frame and the backing sat straight up.

Generalizing, it is easy to say that I am a very patient person. For that is what is
instilled in most of us to be. To be good at all things, even though not all people are
good at all things or even, not all people are capable of being anything other than
people. Take for instance the instructor of the class. There was always a team of
instructors. The primary instructor of this particular class was Staff Sergeant Fry. Now
he is rugged. Very athletically built and able to run the 2-mile test with ease. Now he
has a flat top haircut, chiseled eyes and wears his uniform starched. He falls into the
category of not all people are good people. He has a dramatic effect and is more than
willing to single a student out and demand a strenuous answer before the class.

As I sit at the desk during a period we are to write. I notice the desk's top. I see some
really old carvings of initials, dates, states and other pornographic pictorials. I see
someone had sat in this chair in 1968. Perhaps that soldier was in a class in preparation
for Viet Nam. Someone had written in black ink, the letters A.M. could that have been
Audey Murphy? I take out my writing tablet full of white paper and black ink pen. I start
to scribble a quick letter home.

After writing the letter, I flip the page and write. "Through the perception that I am a
creation of God and nature results in the first step of my self-development. From now to
the end of my life and soul I will walk through life with my satchels full of passion for
family, reverence for my God and the spirit of peace for myself. Honesty and honor will be
my blankets that shield me from a cold world. I will smoke nothing that seeks to destroy
me. My pipe will be only filled with love that I willingly share with my mate. Woven in my
hair shall be the feathers of greetings and welcome.

As tribute to those friends that seek out and find my brotherhood. Around my waist is the
belt of duty. Through my dedication to duty I will give my vocation the homage and
adoration of exceptional competence. This obtained through studious drive and skilled
mastery. This belt holds together my public persona. Around my neck I wear the beads and
brass of worldly connection. This is the beauty I wish the world to see in me. The beauty
of the world I wish to see. The sparkle and luster of this world is greater than it is of

Upon my breast I wear the doeskin of courage. The courage to face all trials of life
without hesitation or disappointment. The ability to take pain and manipulate it into
peace. The courage to change the difficulties into positives. Upon my legs the doeskin of
modesty. I wish to never be seen as arrogant or above station. To be humble without being
humbled. Upon my feet the moccasins of virtue. That I may never walk in the path of
wickedness. That my life will be clean and leave no disgrace. As I walk, God guides my
steps and allows the rice paper to remain unbroken.

In my right hand is the lance of discipline. Let all that know and are responsible to me
be wary of my will and it's deliverance of discipline. Tolerance will be found, along with
justice for as long as the breath of life flows. In my left hand is the oak leaf of
fatherhood. Sprinkled with compassion and gentleness for my children. By this oak leaf,
may my children always know that the love of father shades them from life's fiery sun.

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