As a realist (halfway between an optimist and a pessimist), I don’t really know how I feel about that statement. Actually, scratch that, I know exactly how I feel, I couldn’t give a monkeys.
Life is a lesson that you learn when you’re through (thanks Mr Durst). Whatever you believe in (a god, destiny, science, etc), the indisputable fact is that things, stuff, will be hurled at you and you have two choices:
- Give in.
- Go harder and faster.
I am incapable of selecting option number one, it is my biggest strength and my biggest weakness. If you stop to look at my heroes, a motley crew of fictional characters and real people, you will see that they all exhibit this same trait. I’m not really sure what I’m getting at, although I can tell you that it was precipitated by my Grandad’s health taking a turn for the worse (he has lost the use of his legs).
So when I put on my site “My Life, My Rules:Unashamedly me since 1984”, it isn’t arrogance, merely an admittance that I cannot change for anybody, and I cannot give up. Ever.