Originally a samurai philosophy. A state of being that is entered very rarely by us humans, but, once entered, is hard to leave. It is the grim determination of a young man as he is about to ask out a girl who could be confused as a goddess, and yet he manages to come out with pride. It is the strangled cry of the pool player as the 8 ball is sunk by his opponent, yet he leaves the pub with a smile and a wave. It is the sweat on the palms of the warrior gripping his sword as he faces a final charge, yet he is resigned to taking some other soul with him. Total confidence in your lack of confidence, determination to keep your pride and honour intact no matter what. To fall, and have your corpse facing the enemy.

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