Wisdom from a big chief

I saw Act of Valor today. Loved it. Really great movie.  It will, of course never win any Hollywierd awards.  The good guys were valiant, the bad guys evil, there was NO moral ambiguity, no soul search or "gee, why do they hate us?" non-sense.... and the bad guys died horrible deaths in a hail of bullets, which was totally awesome. 

At the end, the movie character quoted this poem from the great war chief Tecumseh. Who is of course, also the most famous monument at Canoe U.

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion;respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
 Outstanding words to live by....