I have felt the sensation of being honorable, of being noble, of sacrifice for something beyond me. I crave those feelings that I experience. It is what drives me to experience more of them. I understand my purpose to being as good or better a human being than not. The idea of having a purpose is to give me a mission to undertake. A plan for living that surrounds me with what is great about the human spirit and exemplifies what could be even greater about an evolving human species regardless if I am here to be part of it or not. I am but a blip on the timeline of humanity yet I feel that my being a blip is not insignificant.
Maybe it is just me, a child who grew up to be a man that discarded fear for the power of courage. A child who knew the despair of hopelessness and refused to accept it. A child who understood that fighting for my own life was more important that letting it slip away into irrelevancy. A man now who knows that holding myself to a standard of respect and dignity is just as important as my own sense of selflessness. I am the model I created for myself to try to live as the human being I most admire. I don't look at others or to others to find my principles, I look within my own conscience and then try to live up to that.