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I Have Made my Place – Aaron Razel קבעתי את מושבי – אהרן רזאל

מילים ולחן: אהרן רזאל

מתוך האלבום “קבעתי את מושבי” (2012)

אמרו לי: סע לאלסקה פתח שם בית לקֵרוב רחוקים

 

אין לקדוש ברוך הוא יותר נחת מלראות את בניו האהובים שבים

 

 

אמרו לי: לך לצמתים תחלק ספרונים, ותרקוד בכבישים

 

 

זה ממש געוואלד לראות את כולם פתאום מחייכים

 

 

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From YouTube, here.

‘Do Not Answer a Fool According to His Folly’

Never Complain; Never Explain

Never complain; never explain.

This pithy little maxim was first coined by the British politician and prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, and adopted as a motto by many other high-ranking Brits — from members of royalty, to navy admirals, to fellow prime minsters Stanley Baldwin and Winston Churchill. The maxim well encapsulates the stiff-upper lipped-ness of the Victorian age, but the timeless wisdom it contains has made it a guiding mantra of powerful, confident, accountability-prizing men up through the modern day.

The “nevers” of course aren’t ironclad and don’t apply to every situation, and even when they should apply, they can be hard to follow through on! But understanding when, where, and why to apply this maxim is truly a great help in becoming a more autonomous and assertive man.

Its four words pack a lot of truth in a small space and work on a few different levels. So let’s unpack them, starting with the meat of the matter — “never explain” — and working backwards.

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From The Art of Manliness, here.