no backing down. no covering tracks, or crying sour grapes, or covertly trying to salvage pride. no licking wounds. ok maybe a little of that is allowed. but only a little.
life is doing things that scare you. and learning to want things that are worthy enough that we risk losing ourselves a bit.
we walk that shit off. we square with what we want, and once given, we do not take it back (in all senses of the word).
we tell the truth. we do not flinch.