Changes in pressure yield results

What do olive oil, beautiful music, diamonds, pearls, a muscled frame (like mine), a rocket, and great character have in common? You cannot have any of these things without pressure. The olive fruit is pressurized to extract the oil; our ears perceive the beautiful tones of music which are produced through various amounts of friction, pressure, and rhythm applied against the surface of a stretched skin, string, or through a valve; diamonds are formed from carbon under pressure over time; a pearl is produced when a clam or an oyster protects itself from an irritant like a piece of sand pressing against its flesh; muscles are attained by repetitively pressing against resistance; rockets are literally controlled explosions which funnel pressure greater than the force of gravity on the vessel being launched.

Your character is developed by your reaction to the pressures of life. You can be like the jellyfish and just go with the flow, or you can be the one who develops great muscles and makes beautiful music by pressing back.



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14 responses to “Changes in pressure yield results

  1. Victor Calero

    Muscled frame????—-


  2. Do you see a smile on my face?

  3. Victor Calero

    No, that’s called a delusion of grandeur!!!

  4. In a way, just having a blog is a delusion of grandeur. I have dedicated a whole personal message board for writing my thoughts, experiences, and opinions for everyone else to read. Yes, I am that important. 🙂

  5. Victor Calero

    We have just entered the Twilight Zone…

  6. Victor Calero

    I need Travis in on this….poor Marcela…

  7. Please refrain from invoking my name without first going through the proper protocol.

  8. I’ll take it from here. Leave my friend Phil alone. We are here to encourage this new world of blogging for him. Keep goin’ Phil. Victor is just jealous that he doesn’t have his own blog.

  9. Victor Calero


    Some of us have a LOT more do with our time than maintain a blog…

  10. Exactly. Of course you know that it takes about the same amount of time to write a modest little blog like mine as it does to surf all of them in order to leave comments. 🙂 Of course, it does take more creativity to write an original thought.

  11. Victor Calero

    You’re the man, Phil!—I look to u for such creativity..

  12. Please don’t tell anyone that. They will all start blaiming me for your lack. 😉

  13. Victor Calero


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