Birthright Byron Hoot Who bears no scars bears no humanity. The scars are self-imposed; the only worthy opponent is our self. No one else knows our weaknesses as well, no one else has the strength and intelligence to overcome that threat of not fighting at all. The courage to overcome ourselves is Jacob wrestling with who no one else could see – the limp proof of wound and blessing, the two sides of victory. What is needed is some act like stealing a birthright to make us want to fight for what is ours.