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Texas Wisdom #77

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“Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. That’s why I carry hot coals in a long shovel. And anger in a good .12-guage.”

— Billy-Bob Gautama

 

 

skzb

Author: skzb

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  1. I have sometimes made the comparison to my kids and grandchildren that getting even with a friend for hurting us is very similar to getting even with my stubbed toe for hurting me.

  2. Where does a burning wooden spike fit into this metaphor?

  3. Dear Lord Brust,
    I have just had the pleasure of finishing Sir Paarfi of Roundwood’s historical account of the palace guards of Dragaera. This was perhaps my favorite yet of all of the Dragaeran histories thus far with only one left to go! Herein Paarfi mentions the significance of the date on which you posted this bit of wisdom. May I belatedly wish you a thousand more journeys around the Furnace and as many adventures for you to share with your delighted readers!
    With Warm Regard, Lord Kelly of Abruptbreak

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