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MAN UP: DO SOMETHING OR DIE ASHAMED

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Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. ~ Horace Mann

I’ve gotten flack for saying ‘you don’t matter, your work does’.

Here’s another way of saying it…

Why the fuck are you here if not to make this world in some way better?

You may make it safer by killing bad guys. You may make it easier by making other’s lives easier. You may make it more interesting by writing something that exposes others to a new way of thinking.

The key is to do something.

You’re born with talents, interests, and abilities. These give you a purpose. Find that purpose. Work your ass off at that purpose. And give this world and the people in it something.

You’re here to work.

You’re here to extract all you can from your body and brain and spirit.

You’re here to hustle, to study, to get up early and create something.

Your worth as a man is determined by how you aide those around you, or humans in general.

Whatever you think you’re here to do, do it.

Don’t go to your grave with fuel still left in the tank.

Don’t leave this planet ashamed because you were weak, because you lacked will, toughness, or grit.

Don’t give up. Don’t quit. Don’t wish for different talents or parents or a different beginning in a different time.

You’re here for a reason, make it a very good reason.

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Chad Howse

Chad’s mission is to get you in the arena, ‘marred by the dust and sweat and blood’, to help you set and achieve audacious goals in the face of fear, and not only build your ideal body, but the life you were meant to live.

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