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FGC Goal #1: American Idiom #32: GO OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY

Current Goal: Learn 50 American Phrases in 25 Days!

Hello everybody! 😉

As you may know, I’m big into reading English fiction, and a while back I was truly fascinated by heroic fantasy which is a sub-genre of fantasy fiction focusing on questions surrounding people’s moral values in times of hardship and despair.

The main character would typically be a person of high moral values – just, determined and fearless, and on many occasions they would choose to GO OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY when faced with an option between backing down or fighting till the very end.

This phrase – to GO OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY – isn’t only relevant to English fiction lovers, though.

There are many situations in modern people’s lives when this phrase is applicable, and while death is a subject most people would rather not discuss, personally I have no qualms about dwelling upon such matters.

Let’s face it, my friends – we’re all going to die one day, and while I strongly believe that it’s one’s life that determines the value of the person, I can’t help but think that death must be the culmination of the entire life experience.

When it happens, your whole life is passing before your eyes, and what better way to exit this world than by GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY?

And don’t get me wrong, my friends, I’m not saying one should do something stupid or reckless when facing the final moments of life.

All I’m saying is that no matter how we’re going to meet our end, we always have the option to maintain our dignity and values – no matter how hard it is.

Sure enough, it’s not easy, but that’s exactly the reason why not everyone is capable of GOING OUT IN A BLAZE OF GLORY!

Thanks for reading,