The decision to be the captain of one’s own unconquerable soul inevitably brings about the determination to also control its conclusion. While some may think of it as self-annihilation, those who insist upon directing the full span of their being beg to differ. This was certainly the case with a close friend who, at the initial draft of this writing was still alive and, considering his mentality, well. I shall unimaginatively refer to him as Jacob because that was his name.