After reading Ernest Hemingway’s ‘The Old Man and the Sea‘, one sentence has got my attention.
“A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ” ― Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea.
A man can be easily destroyed but cannot be defeated completely. It calls for the high spirits of a man.
There would be a lot of things that go deep inside a man’s heart. It hurts him, pulls him down, tests his creditability, challenges him and even makes him appear like a fool. But a man with a strong will power and patience will not be defeated. It is not about the masculinity or testosterone levels. It is all about how a man holds his composure during the hardships and difficult times.
The struggle is so worth fighting for.
Again, a man can be destroyed but he cannot be defeated completely.
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