Archive for Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Heavy Bag is a Koan

Posted in Boxing, Fitness, Muay Thai with tags , , , , , , , on April 28, 2021 by Jarrod Boyle

‘There must be rites,’ [the Fox said].

‘What’s a rite?’ asked the Little Prince.

‘It is a thing too often neglected…’

The Little Prince,

Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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I have a young man coming to see me for boxing training. His older brother bought him a ten-session package for an eighteenth birthday present, because learning to ‘handle yourself’ is considered one of the quintessential rites of passage.

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The Selfie

Posted in Observation, Pretensions toward cultural theory with tags , , , , on October 14, 2014 by Jarrod Boyle

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The little prince went away again to visit the roses.

“You’re not at all like my rose, you’re nothing at all yet,” he said. “No one has tamed you and you have tamed no one. You are like my fox. He was only a fox like a hundred thousand others. But I made him my friend, and now he is unique in the world.”

And the roses were very much embarrassed. Continue reading

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