“The last wishes of Alexander the Great”; I am seeking to verify this by some fast extensive reading, but if so, this is stunning and I wanted to share…so light reading
Dr. Paul Alexander
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The Greatest Military General in History,, who only lived to be 32 Years old
“My first desire is that”, said Alexander, “My physicians alone must” carry my coffin.”
2) After a pause, he continued, “Secondly, I desire that when my coffin is being carried to the grave, the path leading to the graveyard be strewn with gold, silver and precious stones which I have collected in my treasury”.
3) “My third and last wish is that both my hands be kept dangling out of my coffin”.
The people who had gathered there wondered at the king’s strange wishes.
One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests asked Alexander to explain.
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Read further for the logic.
And, I really don’t care if it’s true or apocryphal.
“I fear all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant.” — apocryphal quote attributed to Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto played by Mako in the movie ‘Pearl Harbor’
It’s so true. And, I wish I had GROKKED it as a young lad. I did become a little L libertarian due to Robert A. Heinlein; maybe I should have absorbed the value of my time at that time. Not seven decades later.