People say you must have honor in life. What is honor though?
Honor can be defined as distinction, approval, respect
and perhaps as a promise
that one makes to themselves or to others.
It is said that you must honor your marriage vows
The truth is nobody really knows what honor is.
For all you know, I could be honor.
I respect my identity
and my unblemished work
People approve the direction my life is taking
and the success that comes my way.
Nothing in this world can
shatter this will of determination and diligence that I’ve created. All the distinctions
that I have earned, are online, preserved
for future generations to see. I know
my future is as bright as a lit match in a dim cave. Or even the surface of the Sun.
Nothing will ever be enough for me. I want fame and fortune. Honor
is not enough to satisfy the greed
that coats the insides of my heart. I crave. I desire. I want.
With each of its beats, I feel my desires flow
into my veins. They motivate me to expand
the depth of my honor. Even an honorable man
like myself is fueled by greed at times
Honor and Greed seem to be opposites in our society.
The truth is Greed and Honor are not mutually exclusive.
There is honor among thieves after all. Greed is something that we are born with
and must deal with before it consumes us.
Nobody is born with honor. You have to earn it,
but unlike other things in life, you can cultivate
your own honor until it is enough.
to save the world, except the honor will
only be yours because you define it
and desire it.
Honor is nothing more than a word.