Chapter 9: A Plan
The Captain and The Baroness: A Plan
“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” Confucius
Wisdom comes from experience; courage from within the individual; yet compassion comes from the character of the person that wisdom and courage has shaped.
For me compassion for others has been ever-present, maybe because of my teaching background. But at a time I had temporarily stopped feeling compassion for others. It was after my break up that I had felt disillusioned with people/women and I did not have any compassion for anyone but myself. I made the mistake of being selfish and not caring for the needs of others. But the more I closed myself off from feeling compassion for others the more distant I felt. I was hurt and was more interested in my needs. I realized, after some soul-searching, that showing others kindness, caring and consideration they returned it in kind.
This chapter is a result of opening my heart to others and in my own way I began to understand why things happened, including in my relationship. I replaced mistrust and being cynical, with hope and understanding for others, women and as well as, for my ex.
This chapter is about replacing the mistrust with hope and understanding. The Captain is finally talking to the Baroness and is being told the circumstances behind the Princess’ fate. The Captain comes face to face with a monumental decision. A decision that will affect the lives of 10s of thousands and the very person responsible for his break up with the Baroness.
I hope you enjoy the latest chapter of The Captain and The Baroness: A Plan.