If you never joined the battle, there is no need to retreat.
A peaceable, slow-paced life, with the vantage point of relative contentment and steadfastness, is thought of as desirable if you place the emphasis of your goals on the desire for meditative reflection. It’s not unheard of, naturally. It’s what resembles retirement. If your aims are to forget modern trappings, then staking a claim to a life of modesty and withdrawal may be what, if you are young enough to choose, you create yourself doing. If you aren’t drawn into the momentum of the rat race, if for whatever reason you find yourself removed from the shotput exercise of dogged competition, this could be the life for you.
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Today’s WordPress Daily Prompt is the word retreat, which at first led me to think about possible ways to experience retreat, and moreover how to avoid entering a situation from which you require retreat. The goal of enacting progress which leads to the outcome of realizing one’s ambitions might be successful, or it may bring you to a halt from which you can, optimistically speaking, turn about face and retreat to safer territory. You need to be prepared for what’s ahead when you are up against difficult odds, and this is what is somewhat euphemistically referred to as hard work, or dedication to one’s own pursuits and prowess. It isn’t without risk that an individual commit himself to scoping success. It just is much safer that the same individual weigh in himself the possibility that he will need to retreat, and to leave himself an exit strategy, that if business goes south in a hurry, that he, too, can back on out of there and make a hasty retreat.
I hope it doesn’t happen to you.
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