Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Respect

Every now and then you run across something that reminds you of the things that are important in life. Stories of self-respect are something that we don't see much of these days - while perhaps the historical tale, they don't fit the current left-intellectual narrative.

Did It My Way has one that could have come down from Shakespeare, or Virgil, or Homer, about a man he knows who's lost everything but his self respect:
He never asked for charity, worked every day, and only asked for something I threw away. To the best of my knowledge he does not drink,smoke, nor stand on a street corner begging with a cardboard sign.

But for the grace of God go I.
To bend - but not break - under pressure that would destroy another man. That's a man who's earned our respect. RTWT.

1 comment:

Did it MY way said...

And one that would make a great friend as well.