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Living the Code

 

Living the Code...

In the Old West, there was an unwritten code of behavior. This code was passed on both verbally, and by the actions of men and women. Western writer Zane Grey first chronicled it as the “Code of the West.” This code stressed integrity, self-reliance and accountability. It relied on cooperation with neighbors in finding solutions to problems.

Thankfully, this “code” is alive and well today. Not only individuals, but city and county governments are operating based on this code of behavior.

We at Chronicle of the Old West believe strongly that this code was important in making the United States the preeminent country it is today. And its continued practice is important in making sure we continue as a strong democratic country.

We have taken the various elements of “The Code,” condensed them and did a little modernizing of the words. But lest you fret, they maintain the same power that they did 150 years ago.

Click HERE to see an expanded version of The Code.

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The Code

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Applying the Code...

We all have a friend, or maybe even more than one friend, who always seems to have things happen to them. If there’s one cow pie in the field, they step in it. Or maybe they get curious about things like, “What would happen if I lassoed a buffalo?”

Well, I have such a friend. His name is Cowboy Joe. Every time I see him, he has another story to tell. But, the great thing about Cowboy Joe is that even though he gets himself into some of the strangest situations, he’s philosophical about them. For instance, after stepping in that cow pie, he learned that you have to watch where you step when there’s a lot of bull around. As for lassoing the buffalo, well, I don’t think anyone’s that stupid.

What I’m going to do here is to pass on to you some of the stories that Cowboy Joe has told me. I cannot vouch for their authenticity, but quite possibility, we can learn from them anyway.

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Our current Living the Code story...

DETERMINING HOW ALIVE YOU ARE

Last week Cowboy Joe told complaining neighbor Noel Johnson not to tell everyone about his problems because, according to Cowboy Joe, half the people don’t give a care and the other half are glad to hear you that have them.

But, that didn’t cure neighbor Johnson from complaining, because the next time we saw him, he started going through the litany again.

After he finished, Cowboy Joe said, “I’m going to show you some people who have no problems. Maybe you would like to join them.”

Even I was intrigued. So, I asked if I could go along.   

Graveyard“Sure,” said Cowboy Joe. The three of us jumped into Cowboy Joe’s pickup, and he drove to the edge of town, and pulled up in front of the cemetery. “Get out. I want to show you something.”

“See all those people buried out there. None of them have any problems. Do you want to join them Johnson?”

“Not really,” responded Johnson.

cemetery“Think about this,” said Cowboy Joe. “If dead people have no problems, then conversely, it seems to me the more problems you have, the more alive you are.”

 

Accept responsibility for your life.

 

If you want to read past stories, click HERE.

If you would like to get more information about Living The Code and its importance in the United States becoming the preeminent nation that it presently is, visit www.LivingTheCode.org.

Click HERE to see an expanded version of The Code.

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If you would like to get more information about Living The Code and its importance in the United States becoming the preeminent nation that it presently is, visit www.LivingTheCode.org.

 

 

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past stories,
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Cowboy Joe
Cowboy Joe

 

 

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past stories,
click HERE.

 

 

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of The Code.

 

 
     
     

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