“He fanatically loved artists, engineers, and everyone with a different mind. Whenever he raided a place, he would line them all up, get everyone together and separate them to groups. Who’s an artist here? And I’d be in that group. ”
Right now, I’m reading a book about Genghis Kahn. Did you know that one percent of the population of all the world can say ‘I’m related Genghis Kahn!’? The book goes through his entire life. He was born in the year of the horse and was a Cancer. So am I. He took an arrow to the neck, right to the neck and lived. No one lives after that, but he did.
Most of the time, when he conquered a place, he would take some of the children, especially from the royal court, and raise them as his own, so he had accustomeds. Also, he fanatically loved artists, engineers, and everyone with a different mind. Whenever he raided a place, he would line them all up, get everyone together and separate them to groups. Who’s an artist here? And I’d be in that group. He’ll take us and find something for us to do. ‘Paint my wall’, ‘be my advisor’, because artists always have this different kind of mind.
Most of the time people would open their doors for him, because he would lower taxes, and he owned the Silk Road, that’s huge. You got to remember, they didn’t fly airplanes and their wagons didn’t go very fast, but the Silk Road was all protected. Can you imagine going to work and being attacked by another car? Who wants to take all the stuff out of your car, can you imagine? he laughs. It didn’t happen on the Silk Road because of Genghis.
What I liked about the book? The history and the personal; the military tactics, socio-economics, and the personal stuff. Like how he acted, how he was. For example, he loved women way too much; way, way too much! Like I said, one percent of the world population. . . That’s a lot of women!
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