There is a clip from the movie 300 that I mark as a favorite on YouTube and occasionally revisit. Most times, I watch it just prior to a Michigan State football or basketball game (for obvious reasons…if you don’t understand, you’re not a Spartan, and I’m sorry for you). For some unknown reason, I opened that clip this morning, and became inspired to write…

In the scene, the Arcadians, led by Daxos (played by Andrew Pleavin), meet up with King Leonidas (Gerard Butler), the leader of the Spartans. Daxos and his men are prepared to fight the Persians alongside Leonidas and his men, but the Arcadian leader is surprised that Leonidas brought only 300 soldiers. What follows is a classic reply in the vein of “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog” and definitely worth watching:

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