What will you fight for?

What will you fight for? 

Not “what would cause you to bust someone’s head open?” But, “what do you care enough about to lose something over?”

I know. It’s unlikely that we’ll have to take up arms to defend our freedom, rights and loved ones. At least in first world countries. Such actions are the remnants and legacy of generations past. 

Perhaps a better way to think about this is to ask some other questions:

What would you get up in the middle of the night for? What are you prepared to lose money and opportunities over? What are you prepared to sacrifice relationships for? What do you hold so dear that you will endure ridicule and hate for it’s survival? What will you suffer pain and hardship for?

These are not rhetorical questions. These are questions with concrete answers. Answers that only arise after long reflection. Answers that, I suspect, we need to know before we’re forced into battle. Before we are presented with the choice between fight and flight. Before we must decide between cowering and shrinking, or standing up for what we believe in