Raoh is a pretty complex individual. Though he’d appear in some ways to be your typical “bad guy,” he’s got depth in his motivations, and a sense of honor in his actions. He’s ruthless and driven, of course, and very much an asshole in some respects. He’s a “might makes right” kind of person, and his personal quest to become the strongest, most powerful person in the world guides his actions. He’s also guided by a “personal code,” if you will. Though this code is never explicitly spelled out, it’s evident in the way he deals with the sick/terminally ill, or those who cannot fight him at their best due to extenuating circumstances. He also conducts himself with respect when fighting opponents who give him their all, even if they are no match for them.
Granted, he usually still punches them to death afterwards.
There’s something to be said for living by a code. Now, I’m not here to be your moral adviser, or whatever, but developing a personal code that you live by can definitely help you become a more iconic and well-developed individual. Developing such a code requires a good amount of introspection first, to understand yourself and what your true motivations and goals are. From there, you can begin to build out the base, unshakable tenets you want to live your life by. Some base examples of good tenets to live by, in my opinion…
Live by your word.
This one is simple enough in theory, but can be difficult in practice. If you say you’re going to do something, do it. It’s that simple. However, in order to be successful at this, you first need to be careful of what you say. You need to be sparing with your words, so you can keep your own expectations attainable. Remember, people respect actions, not words, so the only way your words hold any power is if your actions consistently back them up.
Speaking of consistency, being consistent with your own code is important, too. Developing a code you live by means nothing if you don’t actually stick with it. For this reason, your own personal rules should be simple, straight-forward, and few. Don’t over-complicate things.
You knew this was coming, right? Don’t let fear rule you, don’t let uncertainty shake you, and don’t let shyness limit you. Seize the moment, and do whatever things you can. We talked about building your own legend in our last post, and this is a big part of that. Live boldly, do cool things, and gain powerful memories, experiences, and friends.
Now, like I said, I’m not trying to be your conscience, here. Those three little examples are obviously pretty neutral, with the exception of them all being pretty dependent upon honesty. Honesty, by the way, it a powerful tool. I’d rather deal with an honest asshole than a lying flatterer any day. Raoh’s not a nice guy, and he doesn’t claim to be or try to be. He is an honorable person, and one who respects power, but he’s not nice, and he’s rarely compassionate.
Living by your own code also allows you to be more honest with yourself, and driven in purpose. A lot of people just kind of drift through life, reacting to things as they come without any sort of general theme unifying their actions or directing their goals. Raoh is so powerful and driven because he knows what he’s all about. He’s honest with himself, and knows the rules he prefers to live by. In the end, that allows him to die at peace, without any regrets for his actions, because he stayed true to himself. He may be an asshole sometimes, but he’s an honest asshole.
“I have no regrets for the life I have lived!”
That’s it for our time with Raoh. We’ve got a video coming this Saturday, and a new character starting up on Monday! Don’t forget to go vote in the new character poll! Live boldly, change the world, and continue to be awesome.
Dan “DaRatmastah” Wallace