Forever means also the present. To say forever means that we are not afraid of something coming to an end.
What we call truth is what we honestly believe in.
We want to be strong in front of our community not because we want to defeat them, not because we want to them to submit to us. We want to be strong in front of them to challenge them to be strong too. We want to be strong in front of them to be able to interact with them at the highest level of efficiency. We want to be strong to allow them to flow, to be like the wind, which in turn, allows us to flow, to be like a river. We choose to be strong for seemingly selfish reasons, but it turns to be the most generous of all choices, the one that provides the community the most benefit.
If we choose to remain weak, the wind stops, the river dries out. If we choose to remain weak, we oblige the others in our community to force the flow, which is a contradiction because the flow should be effortless.
But if we choose to be strong, we initiate a spiral of strengthening that never stops, even after we cease to be.
When we work in the direction of becoming stronger, we have strong thoughts and strong feelings. When we choose to remain weak, our thoughts are to justify our choice to remain weak.