I’m fighting for my life in these nightmares but when I heard that climate change may kill us in as soon as 30 years, I already conceded everything. This contrast in willingness to fight for myself made me think about the fight scenes I watch in movies, and I am sure some people go through in real life: people do so much just for the chance to live.
What version of your life are you willing to fight for a chance to live?
In those fight scenes, the characters have decided that the current version of their life isn’t cutting it, whether that be subjugation to someone else, continually being oppressed, or somehow being stifled or held back from a fuller, brighter life that they could be living. I’m starting to think that those who push themselves to work towards higher visions of their own lives can relate to these characters. They have decided that the current version of their life isn’t cutting it. They are unwilling to look at mediocrity, or what may even be to others greatness, say “eh.” and accept it. They have decided that another story, another version of the lives that they are living is worth blood, sweat, and tears; anyone willing to actively diverge the current path of their life will inevitably face at least one of the three.
Here’s an article I liked by Mark Manson (author of Subtle Art of Not Giving A F*ck) about ‘discovering’ your life’s purpose by choosing what you’re willing to fight for; or in his words: your favorite flavor of shit sandwich.