Jocko at 90
My most important question: at the end of your getting after it — -90 year old Jocko….just before he dies thinks/says ?
So asks @TysonBush. My guess? Most likely something out of Tennyson. What else for a guy who loves literature but not quite as much as jiu jitsu?
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
. . .
Tho’ much is taken, much abides; and tho’
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are;
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
I think he’ll still be tapping out all comers until one day he doesn’t.
Originally published at A. Allen Rowe, Ph.D..