On Hardship and Suffering

Though our natural inclination is to avoid hardship and suffering, we know that most things of enduring value demand at least some hardship and suffering to achieve them. We know we must learn to struggle, suffer, and overcome hardship, if we are to forge the character necessary to succeed when faced with important challenges in life.…

The Hero’s Journey

I’m one of a several people who are called upon to deliver a Code of the Warrior presentation at Returning Warrior Workshops (RWW)  offered to Navy and Marine Reservists returning from extended deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring  Freedom (in Afghanistan).  Returning service members are invited to bring a guest- that…