Thumos is the will to fight and the need to rebel against that which is intolerable. It is what makes us stand up and declare ‘I will not give in!’. It is what makes us dive headlong against the devastation of this world; what compels us to courageously fight the good fight. And if we are to fail, Thumos is the thing within the human spirit that requires us to go down swinging. Plato said, along with reason and emotion, Thumos is an elemental part of the human soul. When exercised properly, Thumos leads us to a higher form of truth, virtue and wisdom. In Thumos is a man’s spiritedness and the fire that lights his belly.