Recently I was reading Vanity Fair’s Beauty and the Beast article on Emma Watson. During this (as always) inspiring read (because Emma Watson), a quote stuck out to me. It went, “But what’s the point of achieving great success if you feel like you’re losing your freakin’ mind?“ And I think that’s one significant statement right there. For anyone. Though, in Emma’s case, she was discussing the excessive amount of pressure to perform in high-budget and high-publicized films, but it came at a cost too great. And rightfully so. The cost of fame or fortune or athletic talent or running PRs or a perfect GPA isn’t worth it if YOU aren’t coming first. Mental health should be a priority, the utmost one. However, I know many people, including myself, are incredibly guilty of allowing it to be pushed to the wayside and even much, much further. I think it’s incredibly important to keep that quote in mind when all other activities, responsibilities and goals stack against one’s necessary contentment with life. You CAN, and SHOULD, and WILL be both successful and driven without draining yourself to near empty. It’s a balance, and society tells us you can’t have both. Of course success comes at costs and sacrifices, all success does, but so do you and your well-being.
You want to be with him?! [motions to Beast Boy] You guys have nothing in common!
Oh, yeah? Tell that to William Atherton, the man we both consider to be the second-best Die Hard villain.
[gasps] She meant it!
And also, yes, we are different people, but I love that about us. I love that Beast Boy’s a little messy, and that he cares so much about his dumb sneakers, and he doesn’t get stressed out about calendars.
Being a fan is for having joy and fun.
Please enjoy your life first, enjoy other stuffs, too.
Besides us, I hope fans can enjoy their lives with their friends. I hope they don’t miss such small happiness in their lives.