Tenets of Temperament

Pertaining to the satisfaction derived from the attainment of success
Having had humble beginnings seems to pay the highest dividend

While a life of perpetual comfort as you’d expect
Always comes at a cost
And what’s it all worth if ultimately you eliminate all wants?
Living nothing to be desired except power over common folk, the weak and those willing to be controlled
The only expense now worthy of your pursuit

a nervous calm
and quiet confidence

healthy fear
and unusual common sense

are the elements that encourage providence
and preserve your self-respect

a currency more valuable than most other forms of wealth one can ever hope to possess


Heath Muchena, 2017

2 Comments on “Tenets of Temperament”

  1. I like # 3, especially, though my calm is often not nervous enough.


  2. I of July says:

    maybe it’s because you’re well balanced.


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