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If you have resolve, might this also make you stubborn?

What if you stubbornly resolve not to change?

Is stubbornly refusing to change the same as having resolve?

Is a stubborn decision to change a show of resolve?

If your resolution is to not be stubborn, are you actually changing anything?

What demonstrates, requires or takes the most courage – change, resolve or stubborness?

Please feel free to add to carnage of thought via comments.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

posted under Life, Philosophy, Riddles
10 Comments to

“stubborn resolute”

  1. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 1:53 pm Aaron Says:

    Stubborness is characterized by a dogged desire to resist change. Resolve, on the other hand, has as its end state, a solution that in many cases is different from the circumstances which caused the resolve to begin with. So stubborness doesn’t take courage…it’s a characteristic of human nature. Resolve, however, requires much courage, both due to internal struggles (overcoming stubborness) and external (challenging the status quo).

  2. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 3:28 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    What of stubborn resolve?


  3. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 11:01 am BB Webb Says:

    It takes courage to sit with and listen to our hearts and to follow our passions, that which moves us and make us feel real and alive. Our greatest gift to the world, to others, to our families and our friends is to live in truth and authenticity, to live on and in purpose.

    Being stubborn and resolute toward this goal takes courage, consciousness and self awareness beyond compare. It is the example that can move both mountains, inspire men and women and reflect in a way to build confidence and resolve in our younger generations. It is ultimately the most loving choice. This I know for sure!

  4. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 3:26 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    So… Courage is the, or a, result of being stubborn? Or, is courage born of resolve? Or, both?

    Is there, possibly, other elements?


  5. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 8:01 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    Courage is stubborness resolved.


  6. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 5:50 pm BB Webb Says:

    Enough with the head….they are words and words are flexible with too many interpretations, all with unique perspective depending on who is issuing the definition. Now is when you let your heart answer. The mind serves the heart, not the other way around. If in doubt, move, breath and sit quietly.and listen….you won’t need words. You’ll have the answer. And please…remind me when I forget, which is often, that I said this.

  7. Avatar May 8th, 2009 at 10:11 pm BB Webb Says:

    Brilliant! Why not!!

  8. Avatar May 9th, 2009 at 5:39 am Drew Tilghman Says:

    daniel 1.8

  9. Avatar May 10th, 2009 at 2:16 am John C Says:

    Listen to BB…she was on the right track. The answers we seek are within us, except not in our proverbial “heads” but our inner, quiet “spirit” man.

    When we learn to follow our hearts (spirits) which is the only true realm as opposed to eating from the tree of knowledge then freedom is the natural result for where the spirit of the Lord is there is…liberty and He lives within. (Col 1:27).

    Run silent run deep. JC

  10. Avatar May 11th, 2009 at 12:45 pm Brian Patrick Cork Says:

    BB Webb certainly speaks from her heart.


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