❤️In the media there is so much smallness, meanness and pettiness in our current state of politics, sports matches, and even in public life.
It is almost as if we are celebrating meanness.
But what should we be celebrating?
We should be celebrating striving to be better. To do better. To be worthy of what our parents put us on this earth for. The pettiness and people pretending to be tough and brave, but in fact often they are not.
Be bigger and better. There are some things bigger than fame, money, power.
There are some things worthwhile fighting for. To do good and to do the right thing.
Taekwondo and martial arts has shown me a lot of similarities to life.
There are going to be ups and downs, successes and defeats, trauma and growth.
Martial arts has also shown me that you cannot allow hurt, anger, or loss to hold you back into your next fight on the mat.
What happened has already happened. But it doesn't have to hold you down.
Because I believe it's all about what you give. If you leave it all on the mat... Then it doesn't matter what the score is at the end of the fight.. You have won. Because you became more. Because you gave more. And this extends to your life.. It's all about what you give, what you put in.
Because that's what makes us break free of mediocrity, safety, and comfort.
Because that's what makes us become something more. As much as the world gives you obstacles, You need to stay positive and not let life's viciousness change you or harden your heart.
Others cannot tell you what it take to be a good man. Society cannot define what it means to be a good man.
Understand that you are already Good enough.
It's Monday tomorrow, and in my heart I will continue to always love first. I will always love more than others deserve. I will always love more than I'll ever hate. I will always see the better in someone or a situation. Forever an optimist. Forever a romantic. Forever a dreamer.
A bit of fun!!Japanese photographer Hisakata Hiroyuki has decided to dedicate a fair portion of his time to shooting cats during their totally serious combat practices, and the result is purrrfect. ... See MoreSee Less