A back from Chico GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, Brown Belt Weekend this past weekend had me in Chico California for some Jits, Sushi, Sake, and Family. I do love Brown Belt Weekend!
Monday Musings Ed-vise today. Cause it’s MONDAY! So GET AFTER IT!
Like I said, Brown Belt Weekend was this weekend.
And this weekend ALWAYS comes up with some the best conversations when we go out for sushi and sake. Hell, I’d drive down there to Chico JUST for the sushi, sake and conversation.
This weekend was not different.
We talked about history and architecture. The amazing and ancient builds around the world. In particular Machu Picchu in Peru.
That ancient city sits high in the Andes Mountains. Made up of carved stones. Big stones somehow brought up the slopes of the mountains. These are no average stones. They are actually pretty big.
The mystery: HOW?
How did they get those big ass stones up those steep ass slopes? How did they carve them so perfect that they all fit together like a puzzle?
Lost technology? Sure. Why not.
My theory: time, people, and motivation.
See, back then, time was all they had. Lots of it. They had farming and moving rocks. That was it. No kid’s sports or schools; no deadline for a TPS report. None of it. So, plenty of time after the harvest took place to move big rocks.
Plenty of people. Rather, plenty of people with the same goal of building their house way up in the clouds. You help me, I help you and together we will build something great. All of us together.
Pretty good motivation as well. I don’t want to let my neighbor down so I’ll work as hard as they do to build their house and they will work as hard as I to build my house. Like a community.
Or, maybe there was a mad king who said all you people will build me this big rock city in the clouds. If you don’t, I will kill you and your whole family.
I think it was the former, community type thing, that got that big city built so high up. A community of people all working together (like ants) to build something amazing. That would mess with people way in the future.
The carving of the stones, again, time and people. Motivated people. Motivated in the sense of not wanting the construction of the buildings to fail in the earthquake prone mountains of the Andes. Stack them correctly and you don’t have to worry about the walls falling.
And you thought we just talked about Ju Jitsu!
I’m just saying
That’s it for today. Take care of yourselves. Check in on each other and remember boomerangs are Australia’s biggest export…AND IMPORT! BWAHAAHHHAHAHA…Good day Mate!