Who are you?

First of all, to tell you the truth, I don’t advocate fighting but I’m a solo fighter. If the “Solo Fighter” caught your eyes, you’re probably a solo fighter too or at least possess qualities of a solo fighter 😉

Why are some people independent and others not so much? What makes them so attractive?

I think people are generally divided into two categories:

1. solo fighter
2. team fighter

At my school, I think it’s a 25-75. Some go solo, some prefer teams. I know lots of awesome team fighters, but personally, I love solo fighters.

Every solo fighter is at a different level, and some are naturally more developed than others. But, they all have one thing in common and that is..

ambition.

Everyone wants to make a difference or achieve accomplishments before they die.

“Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time;”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “A Psalm of Life”

Solo fighters are usually bold, independent and “tough” with high expectations of themselves but we get lonely too. Do you ever catch yourself zoning out and when you “come back,” there are tears rolling down your cheeks? Well, you’re not alone 🙂

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A lot of times, we tend to easily spot what we’re lacking or compare ourselves to other people. Thinking that someone is perfect and you’re nothing compared to them. Or bragging just to show people that you’re this awesome. Most people have this tendency, and it is so hard to escape—to break free from this chain.

Don’t forget. Solo fighters are constantly “fighting” internally within themselves. It’s always a self vs. self battle, trying to level up from your old self and continue aiming for a perfection, knowing that you can never achieve it.

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In the book Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse, the main character Siddhartha encounters Buddha who has achieved spiritual perfection and hears what he has to say. Siddhartha discovers that he cannot achieve perfection following the teachings of another and believes he is better off independent. The point is not that you shouldn’t have role models in your life or that you should listen to no one but yourself.

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Attaining perfection is honestly a debatable topic and many religions brush up on it. In Islam, perfection or Kamal can be reached through gaining knowledge of the Divine sciences and acting accordingly, worshipping Allah. Another religion, Taoism, suggests that personal perfection is possible through cultivation of the inner life in harmony with the outer world. Almost all religions give us suggestions on how to live our lives, hints to become better, hope for the afterlife—

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When a group of solo fighters come together, that’s the ultimate, invincible combination. No one can touch you. Talking to independent people with their own mindset and thoughts, instead of going with the flow of the people around them is kind of nice.

Friends are important, but in the end, this is your life. Even if your goal is to make people happy, how can you help others when you’re personally not independent and developed? During high school, people gradually start becoming less dependent and attempt to “find” themselves. Until middle school, people followed what their friends did, learned not to stand out, and were constantly afraid of how others might judge them. Then in high school, some of these people began to realize it was okay to be different, better yet, encouraged to be unique. To break free from pressures all around us— parents, teachers, friends…

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With that said, who are you?

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