Into the Arena: Featured Question with Forrest

empty spectator chairsMr. Fenn,
When you made the two trips from your car to hide the chest and the gold, did you carry it openly in your hands or in some type of bag or backpack?


I did both. It was a special time of fulfillment for me and I can still sense now, the elation I felt then. It’s the only time I recall laughing out loud at myself. Hiding that treasure chest full of gold and jewels was fundamental to how I feel about living life to its stretched best, and it emphasizes my aversion to seeing anyone be a spectator to today’s opportunities.f



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8 Responses

  1. GEYDELKON says:

    Forrest, you must of felt brave as well in hiding the chest. At times, I think about all the things I hid and or buried as a child in glass jars. I hid cards and bottle caps. I remember to this day, telling myself that someday I will come back and get it. Now all I can do is visit the places and watch other children dance around the trees where my childhood still lies.

    Thanks for all your answers.

    Indian Scout and a Saint.

  2. mb4urk says:

    Unfortunately, when you get tackled and hurt, the sidelines are safer for the soul and spirit.

  3. Swan says:

    Thanks Mr. Fenn for lining up a spectacular game to play! It was the adventure of my adult life until both the coach and assistant coach took me out of the game. You are so right…Better to have played than sat on the sidelines!

  4. waterhigh says:

    I see another promise to himself—“time of fulfillment”, and whoever finds the chest is going to experience maybe more “elation” than Forrest felt. Can you ‘imagine’?

  5. annabloom says:

    Today’s opportunity may be opening a roadside Tex-Mex stand in Wyoming or Montana for totc searchers.

  6. Whiterock says:

    Just because something is possible, or there is an opportunity to take advantage of, does not necessarily mean it should be exploited. Isn’t that the reason we have fallen from Grace? I would call that a really bad advice.
    There were some important lessons in history by some great people and minds, and their words and regrets come to mind:

    ” You shall not live by bread alone” – Jesus, while being offered the whole physical world by Satan. I wonder if Forrest has aversion to Jesus’s action, not grabbing the opportunity at hand

    “If I had known they were going to do this, I would have become a shoemaker.” – Einstein after realizing what consequences will the atom bomb have for humanity.

    Likewise Oppenheimer has said about his and his team’s feelings after the bomb test – ‘Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.’ I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.’

    So it makes me wonder, where does Forrest’s aversion originate. What is the real root of that aversion. He seems to have manifested that before, when he found himself stuck at the bluff after being shot down, refusing to ask God for help, while waiting for Jolly greens. It is because of that type of advise that I have some serious reservations about this “Chase” , and would like him to publicly address these concerns:

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