How much can a man take? That seems to be the eternal question… The answer is a lot. A man is born for the nasty, short, and brutal life that lies ahead. A man is defined by the weight on his back and how he adapts to circumstances. A man can quit, he can give up, but that is the easy way. Men seem to thrive on challenging the easy way.
I find myself at the bottom of the pit of despair. I feel abandoned. Alone. But, I’m not afraid. This despair is fueling me, it drives me forward. It makes me want to claw at life, tempt fate, tempt Faith, seek Redemption.
In the End a man will be defined, measured, by how he deals with the challenges presented to him. He will be measured by his actions… His reputation… That will be his Legacy.
4 thoughts on “The Measure of a Man”
Damned straight John! We are the men we make ourselves to be. Ever striving, ever growing, ever challenging life when it smacks us upside the head! We stand together when we can, but we stand alone when we have to.
Thanks Ken! Hope you are doing well.
That was full of truth and beauty, John. A man is truly measured by how he deals with all the challenges presented to him. Does he crumble and run home to mommy like a little boy, or does he face them head on fully prepared to deal with the consequences, like a man?
You have a beautiful and honest and pure heart, John. Hold onto it for as long as you can.
Thanks MK, that means a lot to me. These are difficult times, but one has to remember one’s obligations. We all carry our own burden, but friends make the journey lighter.