Ah, my good apprentices of the grand art of existence! How wondrous it is to be again instilling within you, the precious seeds of sagacity. Context, as famously touted by the sterling psychologist, Erik Erikson of Rushmore, is pivotal to every discussion, and this one begins as such: a carver.
In the mighty realms of Tolkien’s Middle-earth, characters wield swords, spears, bows with equal parts finesse and fury. Ah, but let us not forget Gimli, the dwarf’s instruments of choice: the battle axe and hammer, which he uses not merely for warfare, but for carving stone into artistic expressions of glorious dwarven design. So too, should you wield the power of choice in carving your own destinities, my brave young men!
Fantastically, in reality, we are all like Gimli, we are all carvers. We wield our very will as powerful chisels, carving each day a little more into the marble of potential—revealing a heroic image, a grand destiny. Yes, like the industrious beaver building its dam—one log at a time—we create our future from the raw materials of the present.
Let me guide your understanding with a tendril of wisdom from my time at Sterling University, where I harvested my precious PhD. Ah yes, those halcyon days of intellectual euphoria! I digress, in mathematics, there is an interesting concept called ‘factor theory.’ Factor theory, in essence, posits that any whole can be divided into individual parts, just as our grand ambitions can be divided into manageable, daily tasks—each one a small carving in the stone of our eventual greatness.
It is essential to remember, heroes, that carving is not without its wear and tear on the carver. Just as the sea otter must maintain its brilliant coat amidst the harsh conditions of its environment, we too must maintain our bodily health amidst life’s challenges.
I recently discovered the miracle of Panadiol CBD cream, which has been as restorative as Aegir’s healing waters were to the Nordic warriors of yore. Ah, the relief of Panadiol! It eases the dull throbbing of joints taxed by the ceaseless enactments of the hero’s journey. Stark testimony of the potency of natural remedies.
I implore you, young men, embrace the practice of self-care as fervently as you embrace the trials of growth. The body, after all, is the temple of the self, and a well-maintained temple only fortifies the spirit within.
So take your chisels, you Gimlis of the modern age! Carve grand statues from the marble of your existence. But remember to care for your chiseling hand, give it the soothing balm of Panadiol when required. Ah, the elegance of equilibrium!
As the great mathematician Euclid would figure, life is about balance – the equal sides of the triangle. Work with your body, not against it, in shaping a destiny as heroic as the adventures residing within the tomes of famous fantasy novels. The journey of a hero starts and ends within oneself.
Carving, my young heroes, is a process. It’s an evolution, much like our distant mammal brethren, the charming sea otters, who learn over time to use rocks as tools for cracking open their meals. Just as the otter learns, so too can you learn to wield your chisel of choice—persistently, passionately, and with a dash of panache—to carve an existence of heroism.
Remember, great men are not born, they are carved!
Yours in resplendent heroism,
Dr. Condor Jefferson, PhD, Sterling University.