To sacrifice everything for some thing you are fully committed to, is not a sacrifice, but an easy bargain. To take it to its full extent, it is to live congruently — congruent to your chosen hierarchy of values.
This is not easy. In fact, it is probably the most difficult thing one can do: what you actually want.
Funny how the world tells you to restrain yourself from the things you want, and to compromise, to give in, to surrender, to submit, to get along, to co-operate, to co-exist — to obey.
Obey government, obey school, obey your parents, obey your friends, obey your boss … obey “everyone”, but your self.
Yet your individual life is yours to live. This is never changing. You can die for someone or some thing, but you can’t live for them.
— Anthony Dream Johnson