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Something worth fighting for

Reading "The Unforgiving Minute", which is worth reading just for the Kipling poem alone:

"If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son."

I realized that in all of my life I've never had anything literally worth fighting for (and it is really "fighting for" and not "dying for" that should be used).

A country or any other group to belong to that one believes in so much as to be willing to fight for it (and if it so happens, die in the process).

From my vantage point then it looks like a great privilege to have that.