Corroborate: (v) to make more certain; confirm
There are those final moments at the end of a heated argument when two or more people stare at each other, exhausted from trying to outwit one another, realizing that life needs to go on, yet all the debaters are suspicious of exactly how that could happen.
Human beings are the most fragile, yet indestructible, organisms ever conceived.
We can have our bodies shot with radiation to kill cancer.
People have fallen out of fifteen-story windows, landed on cement and survived.
Yet one foolish accusation or ill-placed assumption can render us emotionally paralyzed, unable to continue without years of therapy or medication.
What is it that causes us to believe that disagreements, which are plentiful, are somehow or another insurmountable?
There may be only one thing that aids the survival of the human race: a single action placed at just the right time after we have failed, cursed, stumbled, lied, cheated, argued and even threatened violence. It is the stillness which often comes over the soul and allows a moment of heartfelt reflection.
At this juncture we realize that the best way to confirm what we hope, what we are or what we believe is to stop fussing and go out and find a way to corroborate it.
- Cease wishing; begin to work.
- Stop praying and instead, produce.
- And fail without becoming a failure.