There is a dark comedy that pervades front-line combat troops. It is a humor that very few American civilians understand and that many of them – apart from perhaps first responders and ER doctors – would find offensive.
If you are a person that doesn’t buy into abstract Asian philosophies like Shibumi, then you are not alone. I didn’t either, at first. Shibumi is a very abstract idea. Can you be successful without it? Absolutely. But I would be remiss if I didn’t share all the tools that I believe have contributed to my success. You can pick and choose which ones you want to use.
Words by Wes O’Donnell, Managing Editor, inmilitary.com/inmilitary. Wes is a Professor of Leadership and Predictive Analytics at Baker College. He is also a documentary filmmaker and recently spoke at the US Air Force Academy on Veteran Empowerment in February. Most importantly, Wes is a veteran and believes that when all 21.8 million of us are united, we can change the world. Continue Reading