[quote] I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
– Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, 1960 [/quote]
I love lifting weights. It’s stress release, therapy, adrenaline rush, triumph and failure all rolled up into an hour or so of sweat and pain. It makes me feel alive. But it’s a failing of some here that we don’t see that being a “T-man” goes well beyond the weight room, and there’s many a man who’s never touched a bar of iron that could teach us lessons about being a man.
If you haven’t read “To Kill a Mockingbird”, I highly recommend it. In the most understated, laid-back of ways, Atticus Finch defines what it is to be a t-man. It’s a goddamned brilliant piece of work.