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Fighters aren’t born. Fighters are created.
A fighter is created out of circumstance. He’s moulded from his ability to rise from the depths of despair. Chiselled from hardship and spawned from his ability to, no, his desire to push forward and never relent.
A fighter isn’t only found in the ring, or in the cage. A fighter can be found in your own home. My Mother is a fighter. My Nonna is a fighter. And my Dad is a fighter. My grandparents were fighters because they looked fear, despair, and hardship in the eye, and met it with determination, sacrifice, and even a smile.
An article entitled, “It’s time to Man-Up,” was supposed to be where these words are now. But I realized what “man-ing up” really is. It’s fighting.