For the Greater Good…

11 Apr

A few days ago, I was going to see REC 3 : Genesis, but I actually end up saw the Act of Valor. I didn’t know any detail of the movie, but after around 1.5 hours, all I could say is BRAVO to ‘Act of Valor’

It’s more than just a war action movie, it shows more about bravery and a commitment to serve their homeland. The movie uses active-duty US Navy SEALs, and these men certainly look impressive elite in the combat. Having seen the movie, some people might get the wrong idea that it might be a propaganda against anti-moslem etc. However, from my point of view, this movie is intended to show a real heroic action to fight for what is right, to sacrifice oneself for the greater good. Putting aside the religion issue, ethnicity, and racism, those terrorists are just terrorists, and they are doing their evil job out there, no matter what belief they stand on. So, instead of accusing one another, why don’t we take a positive action from what Rorke did, who sacrificed himself, for the greater good. 

This poem below is by Chief Tecumseh, taken from ‘Act of Valor’

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”


This post is written for a friend of mine who is currently enlisted in the US Marine Corps and for those who fight for peace . 

MM : Thank you, for doing the right thing, for the greater good 🙂

“And it’s weighing on my mind… 
I’m not trying to be the hero… I don’t want to die… 
But right now, in this moment, you don’t think twice.

You don’t think about right.
You don’t think about wrong.
You just do what you gotta do… to defend your own.” – Keith Urban




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