I’ll tell you why. Because it does matter. Because I do care. Because I had to choose whether to rise to my feet or fall to my knees. And if I just walk away - I'll never be able to face the mirror again.
And that’s why I have to do it regardless of the consequences.
I will rise to my feet more rapidly. I will fall to my knees more humbly. And I will speak up more frequently. I will not swallow my tongue, close my eyes and pretend I didn't see, or pocket my palms.
Not anymore. Never again.