Centuries ago, Ulysses S. Grant once said that in every battle there comes a time when both sides consider themselves beaten, then he who continues the attack wins.
Why we fight, then, if not to remark that we deserve the right to exist? We fight for our survival, of course. Yet, when times come we also struggle for something else. But what, exactly?
To answer to that we must leave the archaic 18th president of the United States to reach for an ancient American football coach, and executive in the old National Football League, called Vince Lombardi. He firmly believed that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle, victorious.
To simply put: we fight to achieve the impossible..