Courage Under Fire: Testing Epictetus's Doctrines in a Laboratory of Human Behavior
ISBN: 0817936920
EAN13: 9780817936921
Language: English
Publication Date: December 1, 1993
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 0.20" H x 8.70" L x 5.80" W
Weight: 0.10 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
On September 9, 1965, I flew at 500 knots right into a flak trap, at tree-top level, in a little A-4 airplane the cockpit walls not even three feet apart which I couldn't steer after it was on fire, its control system shot out. After ejection I had about thirty seconds to make my last statement in freedom before I landed in the main street of a little village right ahead. And so help me, I whispered to myself: 'five years down there, at least. I'm leaving the world of technology and entering the world of Epictetus' What Epictetus told] his students was that there can be no such thing as being the 'victim' of another. You can only be a 'victim' of yourself. It's all how you discipline your mind.