proactive solution

I just really love the different ways the members of team JNPR comfort their sad friends.

Jaune is super patient and accommodating, and just kind of listens and offers really well-chosen words.

Pyrrha is very proactive and devises a solution of how to solve the problem, then is super nice and helpful and just a generally wonderful human being.

Ren is too reserved to straight-up talk about problems, but he’ll take really good care of the person and fuss over them a little until they cheer up.

And then there’s Nora.

I SEE THAT YOU ARE SAD. STOP BEING SAD. I COMMAND THAT YOU STOP BEING SAD. I WILL PUNCH YOUR PROBLEMS. YOU WILL BE HAPPY. YOU WILL SMILE.

As you get older you begin to realize a lot of things, including how conflicted the world is. You will take what you learn and do with it what you wish. It is all a matter of perspective. This is where you decide who you are going to be to the world. Who will you choose to be, another problem or a proactive solution?

This has been bugging me a bit but I’ve decided to finally put it in writing. Eighteen episodes into Pokemon XY and I’m beginning to have this train of thought. Namely, does Serena seem like she was constructed as a foil to Misty?

Perhaps that’s a preposterous notion to make, especially since Misty has been gone for so long. Arguably she wouldn’t be on the radar or zeitgeist of the production team at all due to how irrelevant (perhaps that’s too strong of a word) or simply, non-bearing she has on the current storyline.

But I honestly don’t think I’d be making this comparison if it wasn’t for this one simple fact: both Serena and Misty are the only main girl characters to have officially written romantic feelings for Ash.

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People who end up with the good jobs are the proactive ones who are solutions to problems, not problems themselves, who seize the initiative to do whatever is necessary, consistent with correct principles, to get the job done.
—  Stephen R. Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
As you get older you begin to realize a lot of things, including how conflicted the world is. You will take what you learn and do with it what you wish. It is all a matter of perspective. This is where you decide who you are going to be to the world. Who will you choose to be, another problem or a proactive solution?
—  Lynette Simeone