An arc 3 1/2 years in the making.
I always knew that Lars struggled to like himself, and how that fed into his problems.
I’ve been that guy for most of my life.
That’s why I never could get in on the hating of Lars within the fandom. It always rubbed me the wrong way.
Upon rewatching the last two episodes, it seems really obvious how this whole part is basically the payoff for Lars’s arc.
Now here’s the part where I pretend to be really deep and meaningful while talking about a children’s show.
For people who don’t live in total denial of their problems, seeing other people going through a struggle you’re dealing with can be painful.
Especially when seeing someone who has it much worse than you do.
But, sometimes it can help you to see things more clearly.
Facing that part of yourself can be hard. It can be scary. It can be god damn terrifying. And that’s okay. Real, meaningful change? It’s not easy.
Deciding to face those demons can be the hardest thing in the world to do.
But, sometimes, the things in life that seem terrifying and impossible only seem that way because we spend so much energy running from them.
Sometimes, when you find the courage to stand up to them, you find that it’s not so impossible.
The truth is, the strength to overcome it is there. It’s always there. You just need to reach for it.
But in doing so, you won’t be the same afterwards. That’s how change works.
By facing your demons, you grow. You evolve past them.
You leave behind the person you were. And you become someone new.
And that’s a beautiful thing.