giants among men

don’t preach to me–a Bertholdt Fubar fanmix

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Cover art from Pixiv ID 2714553.

✘ There’s Only One God And His Name Is Death (Slaves) ✘ Blasphemy (Bring Me The Horizon) ✘ No, It Isn’t (Plus 44) ✘ Giants Among Common Men (Jamie’s Elsewhere) ✘ Cold (Five Finger Death Punch) ✘ The Funeral (Band Of Horses) ✘ Failure (Breaking Benjamin) ✘ Who Am I (I See Stars) ✘ I Need Some Sleep (Eels) ✘

Who am I?
That is the age-old question
Asked by every man
At one time or another.

Though he looks into a mirror
And recognizes the face,
Though he knows his own name
And age and history,
Still he wonders, deep down,
Who am I?

Am I a giant among men,
Master of all I survey,
Or an ineffectual pygmy
Who clumsily blocks his own way?

Am I the self-assured gentleman
With a winning style,
The natural born leader
Who makes friends instantly,
Or the frightened heart
Tiptoeing among strangers

Who, behind a frozen smile, trembles
Like a little boy lost in a dark forest?

Most of us yearn to be one,
But fear we are the other.
Yet we CAN be
What we aspire to be.

Those who cultivate
Their natural instincts,
Who set their sights
On the good, the admirable,
the excellent,
And believe they can achieve it
Will find their confidence
rewarded.

And, in the process,
They will discover the true
identity
Of him who looks back from
the mirror.

—  Bruce Lee