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What is true resolve?

I'd like to hear examples of what drives people to do the things that they don't want to do even though they hate to do it and or why do people join the military and do what is impossible for most people to do? How do you strengthen your resolve to do the impossible.....Sorry if I'm talking in circles.

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    Jul 26 2012: i have recently experienced true resolve. I have been recovering from two totaly unexpected clots which formed in my brainstem as the result of a spinal surgery which knocked most of my processing off line. Resolve, in this circumstance meant rejecting the meager corner of a life that was left to me n favour of regaining a full life. I had to learn a lot of things again. Walking and good grief - talking! For me, it was a matter of hard work and of inner direction.The alternative was too horrible to consider for me. So i keep working, I am resolved that I will have restored balance, clear speach and grace again. It is within reach now.
  • Jul 30 2012: The book Quantum Philosophy simplifies all motives to one simple idea. The reason a druggies smokes crack is the same reason a teacher teaches kids. The reason is to obtain more life. Pastors preach to obtain more life even after death. Basically the question is what means life to you?
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    Jul 26 2012: It may be kind of unexplainable, but we do what we feel is right. We act on our beliefs. I feel that killing is wrong, because I feel bad about it. Therefore I don't believe in killing others nor should others kill others. That's just how I roll anyways.
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    Aug 8 2012: You can strengthen your resolve to do the impossible by first cancelling out the first two letters in the word 'impossible'
    Then, be clear and sure of what you believe and aim to attain.
    Go for it with your strength and wisdom; focus on your goal, and not on what people think or what is the popular opinion.
  • Jul 27 2012: Amazing Debra I think that's true resolve
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    Jul 26 2012: Of our own will it comes down to personal integrity. As James says below, I do what I believe. However, we can be made to behave very different in a social setting. When society tells us to behave different.y or when someone in a power situation tells us to do so, our brain is essentially reprogrammed and we will do as we are told. This is essentially hypnosis applied in the real world. It is the basis of NLP (neuro linguistic programming), brain washing, religion, peer pressure etc etc.

    In that context true resolve is either a high degree of integrity or, a fictitious device used to manipulate people.