Things I was taught about "The Old Man and The Sea":
A man is not made for defeat.
A man does not depend on luck.
A man bears pain and hardship without complaint.
A man does not boast.
A man finds inspiration from others.
A man always goes down swinging.
A man's legacy comes from maintaining his integrity.
What if your "catch" doesn't bring you your long awaited success?
What if your purpose is to exhaust yourself for the sake of integrity?
What if your status, control, comfort, pocket, or reputation never grows?
Is integrity worth it?