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Longmire: I don’t look at peace as the absence of conflict

Zachary: I ran into one of my brother’s work buddies, he introduced me to Tai Chi. It saved me.

Longmire: How so?

Zachary: I like to put it like this ... I went to church a lot as a kid, and we were always taught to love our enemies. Tai Chi taught me something new — to love the enemy inside me, as well. So I don’t look at peace as the absence of conflict any more. I see it as the acceptance of conflict.

(From the tv series Longmire)

Longmire: The whole idea is to force people out of their comfort zones

Walt: “Cheyenne man who lives in the area. Cheyenne call him a ‘Contrary Warrior.’ He does the opposite of what you expect.”

Deputy Moretti: “Why?”

Walt: “The whole idea is to force people out of their comfort zones, make them examine their beliefs.”

Deputy: “That’s annoying.”

A great scene between Walt and Henry on Longmire

(This is some fun writing from Season 1 of Longmire. Sometimes friends have to be brutally honest with each other, and maybe fight a little.)

Walt is working on a case involving a a hotshot cattle prod, and sets it down on Henry’s bar counter.

Walt: “I need you to shock me.”

Henry: “What?”

“I need you to use that hotshot on me.”

“No,” Henry says as he keeps working behind the bar.

“It’s important.”

“It is insane. Stop it.”

“Stop what? I’m just trying to solve a crime.”