My mother’s husband, a.k.a. my step-father, Bill Merwitzer, is an example of someone who consistently acts out of character and principles. I just completed a book that Bill had mailed to me awhile back. In fact, he was so intent on having me read the book that he sent another copy when the first one failed to arrive by mail. I’m grateful, as it turned out to have an impact that will last.
I just completed the book, the Last American Man by Elizabeth Gilbert. You should read it as well. It’s a compelling biography of Eustace Conwway – a man worth reading about who tries to teach us to "find your own middle ground to live your
life, and be careful of the impact that it has, to both nature and the
people around you."
Eustace is a character example of intensity and grace and perfection of focus which resonates clearly from this short example:
"Dave remembers watching Eustace on another day hammering nails
into wood–fast, rhythmic, and perfect–and asking, "How come you never miss the nail?"
Because I made up my mind a long time ago that I’d never miss the nail," Eustace replied. "So I don’t."