“For the better part of 2012 and 2013, I did not go online, because I didn’t like what they were saying about me. And it was so overwhelmingly inaccurate that I knew there was nothing I could do to fight. When the media decides that they don’t like you, there’s nothing you can do that doesn’t seem desperate and irritating to everyone when you try to defend yourself. So I just had to go into my little emotional bunker and pretend there weren’t bombs going off outside.”
You talked about me to another girl. I don’t know her and I don’t think she knows me. What does that mean? What else did you say to her?
I don’t know what’s happening. I don’t know what we are. I know what we want to be, but we can’t right now. I feel as if you need to slow down. You need to take a step back and let yourself be alone for a while. I want this, I want us, I really do, but you’re not ready. You still love her and you’re in a vulnerable state. I don’t want either of us to get hurt.
I care about you. But maybe that’s my problem. I care too much. I’ve wanted you for so long and now that I can have you, I’m afraid of what may happen if we take that step. You asked me what I would think about marrying you one day. I’ve thought about it plenty of times. I want that. I want you. But it’s still to soon.
What I'm saying is that basically Flight of the Conchords is a documentary
I came home late last night and was chatting with Paul, and he said wait, I have to show you something, DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS and pulled out his laptop and went to YouTube. He started playing the Green Acres opening credits. I was watching and waiting to see if it was some sort of parody or mashup, but nope, it was just the Green Acres opening credits, Times Square, fresh air and all, and Paul was staring at me like CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS. It turns out that Green Acres reruns were never on New Zealand tv in the 80s. I told him, yes I did know about this.
" even when she wanted to strangle him for hurting her." What do you mean by that? When did Stiles hurt Lydia?
I would say it can probably be pin-pointed back to when he started dating someone else and ignoring his friendship with Lydia despite the fact that her best friend had just been killed as an indirect result of the behavior of a demon spirit who was inhabiting Stiles’ body.
I have to say that what ever Ruby did was kind of a Deus ex macina moment because she used some special power that came out of nowhere and some what defeated the Dragon. Also, the fact the Team RWBY has essentially fractured and split up across Remnant with Weiss being forced back to Atlas, Yang staying on Patch and Blake seeming just fucks off, abandoning them all, is just messed up.
PROBABLY SUMMER/SUMMER MAIDEN STUFF
I’M NOT OKAAAYY
now they’re gonna split up and gonna be more Jaune and Renora
Oh I got the point, it's just that I like a little more planning in my life, just going for it is not how I work. Also I'm more worried about disappointing friends and family than disappointing myself - I did plenty of that, and I'll have to live with it. What I couldn't live with is knowing that I damaged someone else's life like I did with mine. So I think carefully about what I do/say. Again, I get the point, and it's a good one, I just disagree.
I’m not disagreeing with anything you’re saying, per se. I’m just saying not to let your actions be dictated by fear.But frankly, I don’t think you can go through life without risking disappointing someone. At least knowing your actions were motivated by worthy purpose can be sufficient for yourself.
One of the things I do my best to encourage everyone here is live a virtuous life, and being courageous, being afraid but not letting fear decide your course, is a virtue. Beyond that, you need two necessary things to make the best possible choices on the righteous path. Ethos and logos, character and reasoning, goodness and logic. The desire to do the right thing, and our problem solving capability as rational beings to figure out what the right thing is. and how to achieve it.
From that point on, your job is remembering that virtue is both all about balance, and extremes. Balance, because you need to weigh your choices and the possible consequences, and extreme because you’re always going to reject the opposite opposing force of virtue, vice. Vicious in the original meaning didn’t mean a violent person exactly, but one who’s lifestyle was determined by their vices. That’s not the goal here, but to be virtuous in thought and deed.
You’ve already got your logos well and mastered, and that’s a good thing. With that, you can consider your choices, learn from the past, and use that to help guide your decision making. But without virtue, without love for humanity, compassion, courage, selflessness, how are you going to make the best decision for everyone? You need both your ethos, and your logos to stay true to the righteous path.
And what if, you ask, do I make the wrong choice? Then learn from it. Consider why it didn’t work out the way you thought it would. Ask for advice from the wise and the people you love. And use even failure as an opportunity to become a better person. We all stumble, but its how we we get back up that determines our character.