"He who does not punish evil commands it to be done.."
Honesty, integrity, sympathy; daring as they are cavalier, sought to validate. Life, promise, meaning; granted, found, and then affirmed. Logic, rationale? Words to the wise: even the oldest of men make mistakes. Look around - there is no escape, only advance.
And in the end, after all's said and done; when the fog of war has cleared, what lays in the wastes of a battle fought, lost or won?
It matters not where you think your future will take you, but what steps you take to bring yourself there. Know where you'll be, in five years? Unless that expiration date's drawing to a close, I'd call bullshit. However many roads you've traveled, the ride's never the same.
“The person who confesses ignorance shows it once; the person who conceals it, shows it many times.”