Why Not?


In the first movie of the “Rocky” series, he battles against the champ, Apollo Creed, in a boxing match. Rocky’s boxer name is “the Italian Stallion.” “Italian” because he was somewhat Italian but “stallion,” has a greater meaning. A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. This is like rocky in a way. When horses are castrated, it allows the horse to be calmer and more behaved. Rocky makes a living on fights and makes people pay money for his boss which is like a horse being out of control and before being castrated. However, when he learned that he had a big fight against creed, he got his life together and started training, like a well behaved, gentle castrated stallion. The stallion also represents courage. Rocky had courage ever since he accepted the major fight. He knew he was going to lose but he accepted anyways. He wanted to prove a point to the people. This about sums it up:

“I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.”
– Rocky Balboa

People now a days don’t bother to do anything because they claim to know the outcome of it already. As if they know exactly what is going to happen to them. I say we stop asking “Why?” And start asking “Why not?” People don’t understand that their life can easily slip right through their finger tips and not see it coming. TAKE RISKS PEOPLE. Show the world what you got. It’s just a matter of time before you regret not doing something great with your life and it was all a waste. So I challenge this to you guys. Start asking yourselves, “why not?”