Question of Honor

When two men collide, when two men collide
It’s a question of honor.

This week, I listened to these verses of the song “A question of honor” by songwriter Frank Peterson, performed by world-renowned soprano Sarah Brightman in the Opera House of Boston, Massachusetts. In fact, Sarah Brightman’s outstanding show ended with this gripping song.

When two men collide, when two men collide
It’s a question of honor.

People collide all the time, in business, and in war. Whether you live in Europe or America, in Asia or Africa – when you collide with others – it’s always a question of honor. There are some who have it. There are others who don’t have it.  For those who don’t feel a sense of honor – God bless you! Walk your way. One day, in the future, you will feel honor, you will have honor. When that time comes – welcome to a world where life is good!

it's a question of honor When two men collide,
when two men collide,
It’s a question of honor.

In war, when troops are sent out to fight, they know about honor. Their honor is clearly defined by military laws and most of the soldiers act honorably. Apart from that, there might be a moment during or after battle, where the soldier finds himself in a situation where he has to decide for himself – honor or no honor.

Before this happens, YOU have to decide. You have to decide if you want the troops sent into battle in the first place. Is this impending military conflict necessary or not? Does it serve the highest good of all involved? Or is it self-serving for one government or some Stakeholders? 

When two men collide, when two men collide,
It’s a question of honor.

Let’s say you think that this conflict could be solved by diplomatic measures – would you speak up? Would you voice your opinion? Would you stand by it?

In a functioning democracy every individual counts. Everyone has a choice, everyone has a voice.  Be proud to live in a country where you can voice your opinion! Use your right wisely, for the highest good of all involved!

If you win or you lose, it’s a question of honor,
And the way that you choose, it’s a question of honor.


Brigitte Novalis, healer, therapist, author of “Finding Love” and “The Magic of Inner Silence

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