How many times do you avoid your responsibilities making an excuse just because you don’t feel able to face a confrontation?
How do you feel satisfied and sure of yourself? Can you walk tall, without fear? How many times do you avoid your responsibilities making an excuse just because you don’t feel able to face a confrontation? How many times you did not dare to ask for what you think is right, only to feel resentful afterwards?
Walking tall is obviously a physical characteristic, but it affects your self-confidence and self-satisfaction, the contentment for your life and actions. It is possible to have a successful life, being known and acclaimed, even being able to simulate a false complacency. This does not stand up to a more accurate observation, which the arrogant superficiality of a physical setting forced by the laws of marketing, cannot escape to. Those pleased with themselves and their life have no need of third-party endorsement. Who walks tall, with genuine satisfaction, recognizes its own people. However, what exactly allows us to walk tall? The answer seems to me rather simple, as it depends on the ethics and living accordingly. Obviously, ethics has nothing to do with morality, that is the observance of superficial behavior, culturally recognized as valid. Living by the ethics and acting accordingly, often means to go against the mass, making uncomfortable choices, not giving up your own way, doing the right thing even if others are saying not to do it. People who walk tall are never sell out, because they would rather "lose" than fail to their principles, clearly taking full responsibility for their actions, thoughts and words without any fear of prejudice. They are not afraid of death because they know they have lived. This is, basically, the only real purpose of my life: walking tall, doing what I think is right, without weighing the consequences, not being afraid of loving and fighting for what I believe is right. When the end will come, I would like to be buried in my jeans and black boots, with friends celebrating with loads of beer, some nice home-grown and of course rock'n'roll music, with a smile, reminiscing the good time spent together. I know, some of the readers may not appreciate, but this is just how I would like it to be.