Friday, [10:19] AM
Donner, the doberman you see in the various rotating photos on the immediate right, celebrated his 12th birthday on August 18th.
He sleeps a little more than he used to… but he’ll still “snap to” like a little Marine at my beck and call.
He’s as healthy and active as ever, too. Runs and plays outside four to five times a day.
In fact, right this very second he’s chasing and wrestling with his little brother, Chiqui Rikki, the shih tzu… (the Colombiana’s dog).
Oops, hold on a sec. Now they’re fighting. Gotta go referee this.
OK, my parenting for the day is done. Back to blogging.
Anyhoo… I’m not sure you know how rare it is to have a 12 year old doberman in such good health.
Every single one of his 7 other litter mates died at 10 years old. The breeder told me her dogs NEVER live past 10.
Donner’s breeder has been breeding these dogs from strict German bloodlines for decades.
The Germans have kept the breed pure with VERY strict breeding regulations.
The Americans screwed up the breed decades ago. They started breeding them for size and appearance only. And in the process, bred all the original drives out of them.
Not so in Germany. It’s simply not permitted.
Donner’s entire lineage has numerous Schutzhund titles in their background. His father had a Schutzhund 3 title, the very highest you can achieve.
To give you an example of how tough that is… it’s the human equivalent of winning a triathalon, completing your phD and winning a MMA match… all in one day!
When Donner was born his father was only one of ten dobermans in the entire North American continent to have a Schutzhund 3 title.
It’s THAT rare.
Depending on which veterinarian you ask, a 12 year old doberman is equivalent to a human aged 100 to 120.
Imagine a 100 year old man running laps in the back yard and chasing squirrels four to five times a day!
Here’s why I think Donner has been so healthy and has enjoyed so much longevity…
I have done the exact OPPOSITE
of what “they” told me to do!
When I was told to get him neutered… I didn’t.
…When I was told to have him vaccinated with a slew of injections… I didn’t.
…When I was told to feed him the commercial dog food you find in pet stores and WalMart… I didn’t.
I stopped blindly “following orders” and took personal responsibility for the health and well-being of my dog.
In fact, I discovered that most of the advice I was getting from friends, family, the media, the government and various “ex-spurts” would actually make my dog sick and kill him early.
And THAT is why I believe Donner will live to the ripe old age of 15… healthy as a horse.
Now initially, I DID do all these things… because I didn’t know any better. But when I started to wake up and realize I’d been lied to about most of the stuff pertaining to MY life, I saw through the fog and discovered it applied to my dog, too.
In fact, I discovered when I followed all the rules “they” told me to do, I was broke and miserable… and sick a lot of the time, too.
You know the drill…
- Do what your teachers, parents and church tell you without questioning…
- Study hard and get good grades in school…
- Go to college, continue to study hard and do what your professors tell you…
- Get a good job and do what your boss tells you…
- Do what the government tells you to do. (They know better than you about how to manage ALL aspects of your life.)
- Stay at your job for 30 years so you can retire…
- And all the rest of the B.S. we’ve been told is the path to success…
I don’t know about you, but that path kept me broke and miserable… and would have done so for the rest of my life if I hadn’t chucked it all.
Shortly after leaving my job and becoming self-employed full-time I started to look at the world differently.
Here’s what I found…
There are very, VERY few
truly “awake” people…
1% or less of the population.
The rest are the walking dead… and they get REALLY pissed off if you try to wake them up. (After losing a couple friends, I don’t try any more.)
The walking dead almost never engage their rational mind. In fact, they have been trained since birth to NOT engage their rational mind.
They’ve been trained to accept without questioning what the media tells them, guys in white coats tell them, what their church tells them, what the gummint tells ’em… and all other people claiming dominion over their lives.
They can’t tell you one single coherent or intelligent reason as to why they believe what they believe… and that includes their most sacred religious and spiritual beliefs they claim they would die (or kill) to defend.
They don’t have one single shred of credible irrefutable evidence as to why they believe what they believe.
In fact, if you just start pulling threads on the most basic tenets of their most important beliefs… the whole deal comes unraveled.
Then they get REALLY pissed!
The conversation usually ends with…
“That’s just what I believe!”
No credible evidence needed…
…End of conversation.
In fact, (just like the conference call I was a guest on this week)… when the walking dead are confronted with evidence contrary to what they’ve been trained to believe, they react VIOLENTLY… again, without any rational thinking whatsoever.
Anything contrary to their life-long conditioning is immediately dismissed without any investigation of the facts.
If they would just take a few minutes to apply a logical sequence of reasoning and review of the facts, it would be immediately obvious the emperor is buck nekkid!
But they can’t.
It’s not their fault though.
The ability to think logically and rationally has deliberately been trained out of them.
That was the stated goal of the public education system back when it was founded in Massachusetts, by the way.
And they’re VERY successful at it.
Most people are ruined for life after 13 years of it.
I still don’t know why I was fortunate enough to overcome it… but I’m glad I did.
Look… I’ll cut to the chase here.
I’m not saying it’s the best course of action in ALL cases… but 20+ years experience as an entrepreneur has taught me…
When in doubt… do the exact OPPOSITE
of what the majority is doing!
98% of the time you’ll be right.
And you won’t spend your life broke, sick and miserable.