There’s a quote, I believe it’s by Marcus Wynne, that goes something like “The most important part of fighting is recognizing you’re in a fight.”
Every human has a fight or flight instinct. Listening to your gut brings these two choices into play. Sometimes fighting is the right choice. Sometimes flight is the right move, no matter who you are.
The courage to fight or flight is what prolongs life. Fighting a losing battle looks nice on commendations or in the press but if that fight costs you your life, who the fuck cares? You’re dead. Your family and friends without you. Was it worth it?