More than the most of us do.
But stay. Can you add to that line
That he lived for it too?
For a wish or a whim—
From bravado or passion or pride.
Was it hard for him?
All the truth that he dreamt,
While his friends met his conduct with doubt,
And the world with contempt.
Never turning aside?
Then we'll talk of the life that he led.
Never mind how he died.