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No matter how big you get...

No matter how big and bad you may be, no matter how powerful your weapon is, how well honed your skills are...

There's always something bigger and/or badder then you are.

There are a lot of people who've forgotten this fact, and lived to regret it.. even more who didn't.

Think about it.

  • Anything you can buy... somebody else can buy cheaper.
  • Anything you learn, somebody else could learn better.
  • Just because somebody hasn't had you for lunch yet doesn't mean they won't.
Think about it.

What was the greatest threat to a gunfighter?

  • guns?
  • the law?...
  • bullets?...
No, it was their rep.

You spend a lifetime building up a reputation. Its your foot in the door. It gets you the jobs that pay the big bucks, and ultimately, it's your undoing.

    Someday, someone else trying to build their rep, may decide to take a shortcut. Or, just as bad, that rep gets you the big job, that pays the BIG bucks and runs you straight up into that something bigger and/or badder we've been talking about.

What do you do about it? What can you do about it? That's life in any lane. Accept it, expect it and deal with it.

Oh, and think about it. That 'kid' you diss today, may just turn out to be that something we've been talking about. So be nice, play fair, and if you have to carry a mo-hunking big gun, make sure you know how to use it... and when.

Until next time, its a great big world out there, try not to get any on you.

...Oh, and remember boys and girls, the early bird may get the worm, but he who gets the worm: buys the next round!

...Bartender, less ice this time!...

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