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aтlaѕ: the greek titan of αsтяσησмү and нεαvεηℓү cσsтεℓℓαтισηs

A second generation Titan god, Atlas helped lead a rebellion against Zeus. For that he was condemned to bear the heavens upon his shoulders. Homer later suggests he was appointed guardian of the Pillars of Heaven.

Heroes: Matt Parkman [ESFJ]

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Extroverted Feeling (Fe): Matt cares a great deal about the people around him, from his wife to random kids on the street. He finds it very hard not to think in universal terms about protecting them all, even if it means sacrificing his own life to do so. He’s highly emotional, easily able to connect to, comfort, acknowledge, and see the good in others, but also very hurt when others slight him, insult him, or cheat on him. Matt sometimes makes decisions based purely on emotion that he comes to regret (leaving his wife, after thinking the baby isn’t his).

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Introverted Sensing (Si): He is down to earth, practical, and enjoys the stability of normality. Matt is frustrated when his life takes unexpected terms, and often laments in his desire to “live a simple, normal life.” He uses a lot of his previous experience as a cop to help him with his newly learned telepathic abilities. He also finds it hard to overcome things that have happened to him in the past; when dealing in a situation that is familiar but tied to a painful incident, Matt remembers every detail with vivid clarity. He’s also detailed in explaining things to others.

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Extroverted Intuition (Ne): His ability to read people’s minds is an extension of his natural ability to “sense” when people are insincere or lying to him. Matt is open minded enough to embrace new possibilities, not above brainstorming with others, and attentive to the potential outcomes of different situations. He becomes more open to his gifts as they evolve, allowing him to predict future events through his art.

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Introverted Thinking (Ti): Though he finds it hard not to engage his emotions when talking to or about the people he loves most, Matt also seeks greater understanding into their personalities and how their minds work, which allows him to “please” them! He wants to know everything he can about his abilities. Often, his question is “why?” when dealing with new information.

So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.

Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in.

And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay… but by their decision to return.

—  The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
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"I still remember the night I decided I wanted to be in a band for a living…I persuaded [my friend] to lend me his copy of The Tom, Mark and Travis Show (The Enema Strikes Back!). It was a live Blink album, and very rare. I remember that it was pissing down with rain that evening as I hurried home to check it out. I put the record into my crummy little hi-fi and sat there listening to it while I was supposed to be doing homework, my clothes still wet from the rain. That record was the coolest thing I’d ever heard. It was the first time I realized that being in a band wasn’t just about trying to be as hip as possible. It could also be about having as much fun as you could on stage. That, I realized, was what I wanted to do, and it was after listening to The Tom, Mark and Travis Show that I went to ask my mum if I could learn the electric guitar.” - Dougie Poynter

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