“To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open.”
When we are defeated by something in life, our posture droops, we face the ground, we feel threatened or hurt, anxious or weak. If things do not get better, we may fall into depression or anxiety. When we feel this way, we will be unable to face life head on and achieve the things we desire. Neurological evidence supports this - the more defeats we face, the less serotonin our brain produces, and the more pain and anxiety we feel.