It’s one of the most important questions you’ll ever ask yourself: WHAT’S YOUR CODE? And how far will you go, how much will you risk, to honor that Code?
Does your Code run through you with overwhelming and unbreakable conviction — as say, with the Japanese Samurai or a U.S. Navy Seal or even a great prize fighter — to the point that you’re willing to die to honor that Code?
If you’re not sure what your code is, it’s worth spending time in solitude to sort it out. The depth of our Code is measured not by what we will risk to protect ourselves, our values or loved ones — but more importantly, how much are we willing to risk to protect perfect strangers and people who are dramatically different than us — strangers who might even be considered the “enemy” in some ways?
How far would you go, how cemented to your code, that you would lay down your life for a stranger many might consider to be your enemy?
These are the stories that touch and move us. Profound and extraordinary acts of kindness and braveness that unite rather than divide. Stories like the video below from “This Explains That,” where Albanian Muslims sheltered Jews during WWII and Hitler’s Holocaust.
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Posted by This Explains That on Sunday, January 29, 2017
Another powerful illustration of an Unbreakable Code: The story of the ferocious fighting Pashtun (fundamentalist Muslims in Afghanistan) tribe that provided food, shelter and medical care to critically-injured U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell and refused to hand him over to the Taliban — risking a bloody war with them. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/11/08/the-afghan-village-that-saved-navy-seal-marcus-luttrell.html
Interview I had with “Lone Survivor” Marcus Luttrell during my days with the UFC: