“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
When the going gets tough, do you stand up for yourself? For others? Or do you blend in to the sea of monotony and mindlessly conform to the standards set by others? In the face of injustice, do you cower in fear or bellow at the top of your lungs to be heard? What is it that you stand for? What do you believe?
This subject hits home for me especially in the wake of the Armenian Genocide (remembered on April 24th and every day of my life), and pardon me if I may interject a plea of urgency to promote a movie here: go see “The Promise!” This film is about injustice, faith, love, war, hatred, and good vs. evil.
What is the measure of a man/woman to you? To me, it’s doing the right thing when no one is looking, being true to your heart, being truthful even/especially when it stings, the epitome of being decent – this is what I believe and what I stand for.
March for justice on April 24, 2017: