I’m not trying to be self-pitying right now, but unless you’ve been through it you really don’t understand what it feels like to be academically successful and praised for your intelligence your entire life and then suddenly start slipping, because you’re physically or mentally unwell, because a subject is finally beyond your comprehension, or because you’re just plain overwhelmed. Or maybe a combination of all four, who knows. There are so many (wonderful) narratives in human culture about subverting low expectations and proving everyone wrong. But when people expect the world of you and you prove them wrong, and you prove yourself wrong, it just makes everything you’ve worked for and everything you value about yourself seem pointless. It’s a form of pain that I’m sure can’t be too uncommon, but it isn’t talked about much, so when it does happen to you it feels like you are all alone and solely responsible for your failures. All in all, I wish people could praise students, children, for their accomplishments and abilities without sending them down a tightrope of constant self-imposed academic pressure and insecurity.
Ok real talk though, what happened to the glowing trees??? They were there for one episode and then they just??? Disappeared??? Why did the forest stop glowing??? Where are the butterflies??? Where did it all go???
ok but literally though. out of all the people in the entire world, out of all 7 billion something, can we take a moment to appreciate the fact that an irish boy in a cabin in the woods decided to make his first video. like say what you want about the whole butterfly effect stuff but damn. sometimes i’m hit by how lucky i am to have jack in my life…. i mean if i hadnt replied to that first message to my ex who would then introduce me to mark and jack this blog wouldnt exist.
listen its late and im getting philosophical but i love my son™ alot and im so so so so glad i found him okay
Character Aesthetics: Laurel Lance ↳ “You were mad because I wasn’t choosing a life where I was going to help people. It’s like you knew. Already, even then. You knew that my life was always headed to that mask.”