The following is from the book, "On Combat," by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, U.S. Army (Ret).
Honor never grows old, and honor rejoices the heart of age. It does so because honor is, finally, about defending those noble and worthy things that deserve defending, even if it comes at a high cost. In our time, that may mean social disapproval, public scorn, hardship, persecution, or as always, even death itself. The question remains: What is worth defending? What is worth dying for? What is worth living for?
If you don't want to be limited by the box of the beliefs that were ingrained in you in your youth, you must put a focus on this.
You don’t want to live just to survive! That’s not living! That’s a desperate attempt not to die.