Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Most people would say that fighting is violence, and violence is bad.

People who fight tend not to be respected in the dominant culture.

People who fight for a living- boxers, for example- are often considered to be "brutes" who are unintelligent. It is often suggested that if they were smart, they would do something else.

And yet.

What is the best thing someone can say about a person who is very ill or injured, or who is near death or heading that way, as a way of creating hope? "She's a real fighter."


1 comment:

GreenJello said...

Another irony in a life full of ironies!