I joined this group because of all the good info I found in your articles and forum posts – one click led to another and hours went by! I’m going to pass the word about StartupNation to a list of people I mentally compiled as I went from page to page!
I chose my SuN nickname from a Kipling poem in the story of Toomai of the Elephants. Kala Nag was a wild elephant, captured young, and forced to work in the Indian lumber camps for most of his life. Eventually he came to understand and believe that he wasn’t given his strength merely to drag logs and do the petty bidding of his masters, so . . .
I will remember what I was.
I am sick of rope and chain.
I will remember my old strength and all my forest affairs.
I will not sell my back to man for a bundle of sugar-cane:
I will go out to my own kind,
. . .
I will go out until the day, until the morning break –
Out to the winds’ untainted kiss, the waters’ clean caress –
I will forget my ankle-ring and snap my picket-stake.
I will return to my lost loves . . .
Good ol’ Rudyard said it well, didn’t he?
So, yes, several years ago I escaped from my own “cubicle camp”, and yes, I am working harder than I have in many years, but it feels real, real good! I’m sure some - if not all - of you understand!
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