Me, The Boxer & Robert Deniro...

You're in the ring fighting an opponent that has taken down many. It's the fight of your life. Literally the fight for your life. You know there's a good chance you'll lose. After all you are fighting the undefeated heavy weight champion of the world. But how would you like to go out? Remember there's a slim chance that you might win. Odds are against you but you're still in with a chance, slim it may be but it's still a chance.

When you're in that ring you're all alone. All the training and preparation is but a distant memory. All that's left is the battle. How are you going to go out? You know you're going to get battered, bruised and knocked down. Hey it's a dirty fight, and your opponent does not fight fair. You can't run now, it's too late, you're in the ring, fight you must.

Here you are, toe to toe, with the greatest and toughest opponent you will ever face, LIFE. What are you going to do? Stand up and fight? You might just win. Or are you going to throw in the towel and forfeit? In which case you will definitely lose the fight. You're still standing, you're in the fight, you have a chance, don't throw in the towel, don't give up. Get knocked down, but get back up. f.u.c.k everything and f.u.c.k everybody else, you're in this for you, you're the one in this fight. Flight or fight? I know what I would do. FIGHT!!!

Robert Deniro

I always remember the scene in Analyze this, where Robert Deniro is crying on his bed. His young son comes up to him and says, "How long are you going to lye there?" That was a poignant statement, one which I will never forget?  A very simple, yet complex statement. "Dad, you're not dead..." He didn't ask him why he was crying, no it was obvious his father was unwell. He simply asked, "So things are not going so well right now. What are you going to do? How long will you lye there? And whilst you are lying there, what are you achieving?". With concern and love on his face, this little boy asked a simple question, the simplest of questions. Yet this simple question led his father to the realisation of the futility of remaining in his current state.

Sometimes life is a b.i.t.c.h and we'd rather not live it. But live it we must. Joy can also be found in this dark place but it's damned hard to find. But since we're here, why not give it all we got?

Welcome, to the the fight of your life...
Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987
22-25, M
May 12, 2012