When do you meet glory and danger?
Today is November 29 and the Navigate the Chaos question to consider is “How often do you go out and meet glory and danger alike?”
People who navigate the chaos often have a clear vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, yet move forward amidst the ambiguity.
In The Peloponnesian War, Athenian historian and general Thucydides recalled the words from Pericles' Funeral Oration “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”
Pericles' Funeral Oration is a famous speech delivered by Pericles, an eminent Athenian politician, at the end of the first year of the Peloponnesian War (431–404 BC) as a part of the annual public funeral for the war dead. It is easy to walk forward when you know there is glory ahead of you.
But how often do you move forward knowing that danger may also cross your path?