Even in you follow a spiritual path, it doesn't
mean that you have to be a passive wimp.
But at the end of the day, no matter what
you believe, there's only one person standing
between you and oblivion; You.
We are all of us warriors, not only capable of
defending and watching our for ourselves, but
implicitly designed for self-preservation. We are
expected to maintain our own personal welfare.
But we live in a world where people teach us
to be meek and accommodating and servile.
We are broken and domesticated and kept,
taught to bow to authority again and again.
Because to do so serves the greater 'good.'
We are all of us ultimately insignificant to
everyone but ourselves. So we have to learn the
methods for protecting ourselves.
We have to stand up to those who would
convince us that it is in our interest to give power
to another. That we have to become inactive
in our own fight, and simply 'wait and see.'
Because no one has a vested interest in your
well being or success except you. Nobody.
And the sooner we all accept that and learn
some good old fashioned American self-sufficiency
and toughen up, the better we'll be.
Because the world is rough and tumble, and it's
nothing personal, but it will devour you if you
aren't prepared. Inside every one of us is a
warrior, just waiting to be let out.
Don't let anyone intimidate you into thinking
that you don't have any power over your life...
or the right to exert it.