“I think it is incumbent on anyone who can, to lift human dignity to the highest possible levels, maintaining one’s own and helping to raise that of others.”
– Henry Rollins
Great words from former Black Flag frontman and spoken word artist Henry Rollins.
Emphasises to me the togetherness of humanity – sometimes you will be the lifter (when you can) and sometimes the one lifted up (when you need to be).
As an aside, Rollins has also been a keen lifter of weights and famously said of the iron he lifted:
“The Iron is the great reference point, the all knowing perspective giver. I have found the Iron to be my greatest friend……..Friends may come and go but two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.”
I agree…what gets lifted, and what lifts us up … is the Truth.