I always thought it was interesting that, during a major storm, such as a hurricane, the safest place for a ship to be is at sea. At port, it's going to get battered and bashed up against the dock and other vessels, and the lines may break if the tide gets too high, and then it could get washed up onto land, where it can battered and bashed by homes, cars, and the like.
Even more significant is that when your ship is at sea, in a violent storm, the best survival tactic, to avoid becoming awash or capsizing, is to face the bow of the ship directly into the wind. As even a landlubber can figure out, this lessens the exposure of your hull to the wind, thereby negating the possibility of the ship being blown over.
So let's take this into our personal and business lives. Turning away from challenges, from adversity, from risk is to expose ourselves to financial or personal capsizing. Facing the dangers and challenges directly, face to face, assures that we stay afloat.
Thanks, Dad, for all the time on the water, and I hope wherever you are sailing now, your sails are full and the skies are clear.
And thank you Maties, for reading this, and I'll see you on the high seas.