it’s always the same, we are accused of simply not living in reality by holding so tightly to our ideals and our values people think we are just stubborn, even selfish that we will not “settle for less”

when in fact we are doing so because we see the consequences of where the road “in reality” leads. and that can be to a worse place. for everyone.

but yet it is hard to tell someone face to face, and in the now, yes, sometimes it is worth the risk of dying to preserve principle – like freedom.

yes, sometimes there are values more important than our own fear of death.