So this week has been amazing for me - productive, enjoyable, AND restful. But there has been ONE thing that has been ruining this perfect week for me - series. I sit there seeing multiple aspects of each problem and I love it. I love being semi-omniscient about what's going on, but it comes at a price; I have to endure watching the protagonistic (not a word...) characters make obvious mistakes. I have to watch them pass up growth opportunities - opportunities to catch villains, fall in love, and become who they want/need to be-for three main reasons. (1) They're scared, (2) prideful, (3) or resistant to change.
While viewing their entire world from the outside it's so easy for me to get annoyed.
Buuut, "everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves." - Carl Gustav Jung.
I don't remember when, but I read somewhere or someone told me [something along the lines of], "we often dislike qualities of others, because we see them in ourselves." (If you know the source, tell me in the comments!)
As I've been sending strongly worded telepathic signals to these fictional characters, I've had that quote stuck in my head.
They made me wonder; how many opportunities [big or small] have I passed up because I'm scared, prideful, and/or a resistor of change? How many am I willing to give up before I decide that these are terrible reasons?
I've decided to adopt a new quote into my life motto collection; now, I just need to memorise it. I found this quote through my discovery of Pinterest's awesomeness. I hope to have an original graphic up for it in the near future.
"Do the crazy thing, the hard-to-imagine-but-somehow-you-did thing, the brings-you-to-your-knees thing, the no-one-would-ever-do-it-that-way-thing, the safety-net-would-not-even-matter thing, the it-could-kill-you-but-not-trying-is-another-kind-of-death thing, the thing on your heart. Do it and let them gasp right before they call it a thing of wonder." - Ciona Rouse
<3 Have a great upcoming week!
Tell me your life quote(s) below in the comments!