Thursday, November 13, 2008

Are You A Cowboy...?

I know, you think that's a silly question.

To begin with, let's look at what the term "cowboy" really means. To most folks the term "Cowboy" means someone riding a horse, wearing a gun and 10 gallon hat, herding cattle and breaking horses. But that's only the movie version of what a cowboy is, the truth is a lot different!

Cowboying is more than a lifestyle or job, it's a state of mind. It's a code people live by, both in the past and here in the present. It doesn't have to be taught in school or out of books because it's handed down at the knee of a father and mother, more often than not teaching by example and in the way they live on a daily basis. That's the way it is supposed to be, always!

In the past folks that lived this type of life were called cowboys, trail riders, ranch hands, sod busters, and cowpunchers. In today's lingo they might be called preppers, survivalist, preparedness nuts, militia supporters and extremist . The point being that it doesn't matter what name folks go by, but what really matters is the code of ethics they believe in and follow. It is a code of ethics most country folks live by. It's one more people should follow and learn from. We would be in a lot less trouble today if the government and the bankers and the rule makers and all the rest of the so-called leaders would strive to copy it!

Just do me a favor...OK? Watch this video because it can explain exactly what I mean! It won't take but a minute, but it just might change the way you think a little bit...

COWBOY CODE OF ETHICS... about a fresh cup of coffee, my friend?


Lydia said...

Hi Jim,

Ethics we should all follow for sure. Thanks for sharing this with us.


HermitJim said...

Hey Lydia...thanks for stopping by. Can't ever have too many ethics around.

See ya...

blondie said...

Well it'll take more than a minute for me, so I'll have to get back to it later Jim .. but I'm sure it's awesome!

Just wanted to say HI :)
Thanks for the coffee!

HermitJim said...

Hey Blondie...I knew I could count on you to stop by. Always a pleasure to see ya, my friend!

Sorry it takes so long to load the video, but I think you'll like it.

Later, Gator...

Noki said...

Yeah, I think cowboys... the Hollywood kind... are sexy. Except when they're drankin' beer, dippin' chaw and shootin' injuns. Of course, if you translate that to the modern survivalist, he's a little less sexy and a little more practical. So, if I finish getting all set up and prepare and stuff, does that make me a cowgirl? Should I get me one o' them fancy hats?