The real you becomes evident when there is no net. Only then will you discover your actual substance. Pride often precedes quite a precipitous fall.
Those who are reckless will make a wreck of themselves. Foolishness and courage have nothing in common. But there comes a point when both are tested.
One must not choose the hard way, unless there is no other. There are dire consequences for failure. Be mindful of this, and of the decisions you make.
Applause is there to distract and deceive. They encourage you to take your chances just to see what will happen. By surviving you put them to shame.
An honest stand is not taken while the cameras are rolling. In the quiet, we prove our mettle. While not always getting over, we can still make it through.