The Cowboy Way
The time: Not that long ago.
The cast: Blond-haired, blue-eyed Young Man; gray-haired, grizzled Old Man.
Young Man: Tell me, Father, what's "The Cowboy Way"?
Old Man: Son, we don't talk "The Cowboy Way." We live "The Cowboy Way."
Young Man: But how'm I supposed to know what "The Cowboy Way" is if you won't tell me?
Old Man: Son, you don't ask. You know.
Young Man: Does everybody know?
Old Man: Everybody knows. Not everybody lives it.
Young Man: Do the churches know?
Old Man: The churches know. They don't live it.
Young Man: Does the government know?
Old Man: The government knows. It doesn't live it.
Young Man: Is it Rugged Individualism?
Old Man: Thinking things through and making up your own mind? That's part of it but not all of it.
Young Man: Is it Self-Reliance?
Old Man: Taking care of yourself and