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The Circle of Legends by IAmTheUnison The Circle of Legends by IAmTheUnison
After having gone back and watched some of my old favorite westerns, I've come to a better understanding of why people still love hearing about the adventurous exploits of cowboys and watching all those timeless old "Wild West" films with Clint Eastwood and John Wayne and many others.

I find that some of those old flicks have priceless pearls of wisdom that you can always take to heart; like this little gem I got from "An American Tail: Fievel Goes West"...granted I added that part about the cycle of heroes, but the first part is straight from the old dog himself (that is to say the old dog in the film ^^). In fact, the saying doesn't just apply to heroes, but to life itself. When the sun sets on one story it dawns on another story; when one life ends another one begins. It truly is what the cycle of life is really all about.
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Zeonista Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Truth!! :)
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
:iconegnineerplz: heck yeah !
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
welcomefriendo. sorry aobut the icon mess up.
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hermafrodite Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
i know that ill die someday i just hope that i can change a life for the better other then anger and an obsession with death its the wish to better other people and there life that keeps me alive
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That is perhaps the simplest and truest definition of a hero. A hero quite simply is anyone who seeks to make another person's life just a little bit better than their own.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Strictly speaking, life if not eternal, and the cycle of heroes and villains is only as old as humanity- stories told by our ancestors no earlier than two hundred thousand years ago. 
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Life itself is not eternal true, but what I referenced in this piece is the "Circle of Life" or cycle of life which is forever ongoing and has been for countless eons; because life does not just exist upon this tiny speck of dirt known as Earth. Life is all throughout time and space as well; on distant planets in distant galaxies, and in otherworldly realms in different dimensional planes. The circle of life (as well as the struggle between forces which maybe deemed as "good" and "evil") is a consistent and neverending pattern of existence throughout the spans of existence.
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
It strikes me as a tad anthropocentric.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Agree, but I suppose that's the point
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Perhaps. I don't generally like the word "eternal" in a human context- I see it as an expression of human pride. In all eternity, humanity is but a speck of dust.
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bttlrp Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Yep, I love this quote from Nietzsche: "Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. That was the most arrogant and mendacious minute of "world history," but nevertheless, it was only a minute. After nature had drawn a few breaths, the star cooled and congealed, and the clever beasts had to die. One might invent such a fable, and yet he still would not have adequately illustrated how miserable, how shadowy and transient, how aimless and arbitrary the human intellect looks within nature. There were eternities during which it did not exist. And when it is all over with the human intellect, nothing will have happened."
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Greatkingrat88 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Which is a very eloquent way of making that exact point. :D

Still, it's no reason to be bleak. I embrace life, because even if it's fleeting it's still worthwhile.
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joeisbadass Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:bow:
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Kajm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

Funny thing about the term 'cowboys' - it was originally derogatory, referring to the scum of the West. And, oddly enough, a lot of cowboys who fit that description, voted Democrat.

This, I picked up from a history of Wyatt Earp.

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