Once upon a time was a fighter. He was  the undefeated champion, and a journalist asked him what was his secret. The fighter smiled and said that every single time he went into the ring he was prepared to die. Either he was victorious, or he’d die.

Now, this story acts as a metaphor for a simple truth of life: if you’re lucky enough to find something worth dying for, you’ll feel more alive.

For, you see, death is not the opposite of life. The two are closer than we’d like to admit, almost touching, almost becoming one and the same.

Because the world tolerates all kinds of behavior, but it will only worship a kind of commitment that is almost an obsession.

If you are willing to die for what you love, what you love will set you free, but granting you the passion that is needed in order to become great.

This is what makes the difference between people. Not how much we want it, but how much we are willing to fight for what we want.


6 thoughts on “Commitment

  1. Someone to die for? I can think of many people I wouldn’t hesitate to give up my life for. But someone to live for?

    Well. That’s different. I think.

  2. This rings very true when everyone is trying to do what others are passionate about, not what they themselves love. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I could not agree more. I’m constantly thinking about the ways in which life and death influence one another. I have a deep respect for both, and that helps me to strive to do better in my daily writings and work.

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