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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Apr 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

You were asked to decide – TMP link

George S. Patton once wrote:

War is the only place where a man really lives.

True or false?

70% said "false"
12% said "true"

Major Bloodnok28 Apr 2020 11:39 a.m. PST

But not always for long…

Blutarski28 Apr 2020 12:55 p.m. PST

Of the 70 pct who disagreed with the general, do we know how many have actually have fought in a war?

Just curious.


Slow Oats28 Apr 2020 4:55 p.m. PST

I'm not sure it's relevant Blutarski. To me, the quote fails as soon as you apply it to someone like Leonardo da Vinci. You mean to tell me that man never "really lived?"

Robert le Diable28 Apr 2020 7:33 p.m. PST


Henry Martini29 Apr 2020 2:50 a.m. PST

War is a social condition, not a place.

Robert le Diable30 Apr 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

Patton was a soldier, not a Philosopher (or would it be something like "philologist", "linguist", even "lexicographer"?). Good point, certainly. I suspect he was speaking/writing of what would now be termed "an adrenaline rush"; wonder if he was at all keen on gambling?

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