Monday, August 11, 2008

Sept 20 Triathlon.

Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic

The link above will allow you to make a donation to the Make A Wish Foundation and to sponsor me in the Triathlon at Bethany Beach on September 20.
All it involves is a 1.5k ocean swim, a 40k bike ride, and a 10k run, so it should be pretty easy.
The only thing I want for my birthday is for people to sponsor me - well either that or lots of cash.
Thinking about it now cash may be better since I'm not so sure that the cause is all that great. When you have people, including children, facing death encouraging too much of a focus on this world of change and decay (as Plato called it) may not be the best idea. It may cause them depression because they will think that they are leaving something great behind when they are not.

“For surely, Adeimantus, the man whose mind is truly fixed on eternal realities has no leisure to turn his eyes downward upon the petty affairs of men, and so engaging in strife with them to be filled with envy and hate, but he fixes his gaze upon the things of the eternal and unchanging order, and seeing that they neither wrong nor are wronged by one another, but all abide in harmony as reason bids, he will endeavor to imitate them and, as far as may be, to fashion himself in their likeness and assimilate himself to them. Or do you think it possible not to imitate the things to which anyone attaches himself with admiration?” - Plato, The Republic, book six.

Maybe I am over thinking this.