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Only the Paranoid Survive

Mission Newsletter, 1/11/19

“Your mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity.” -Banksy

The Story

The voice bellowed in the dark, “Who’s there?!”

Andris and his best friend, Jancsi, dropped to the ground. Pain shot up Andris’s leg.

When they dropped, his knee hit a stone. He buried his face in the grass to stop from screaming.

Andy was partially deaf, but he could still hear the stern voice.

“WHO’S THERE?!” the voice yelled again.

Andris’s heart pounded in his throat. They were so close to the Austrian border. What had gone wrong? Had they wandered back into Hungary?

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Trusting But Verifying

Everyone believes certain things to be true. You can trust that, but it’s also on you to verify those truths. Chad and Stephanie challenge you to sharpen your skills at gathering intelligence; not only about you and those close to you, but about industries that are having an impact on everyone’s lives.

“Almost all knowledge we have, or things we recognize as truth, are provisional things. They are not ‘Truths’ with a capital T.”

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– What we are rereading: Dune by Frank Herbert:

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”

– #FridayFunday: This how we get podcast recording done while traveling… 🚽🤣

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