I spoke about self-discovery in my previous post “A Walk to Remember Who We Are” so I think it’s only fitting to feature this quote, by Eric Roth from the Curious Case of Benjamin Button movie, this week. From my understanding, it’s about an insight into who we’ve been, who we are, and who we’d like to be. It requires a study of the self, as I’ve repeatedly urged. Furthermore, it’s about knowing that we have the power to change or alter our destiny. Through introspection we can discover that power from within (termed courage and strength).
I spoke to a friend in Germany yesterday about this as we’ve both been on a similar journey in our lives. We’re roughly the same age and both finished our undergraduate studies, now looking for jobs. However, she is finishing her graduate studies this year and I haven’t started yet. The reason I’m bringing this up is because she spoke to me about wanting to start a project which I am not at liberty to disclose, however she had some doubts about the possibility of its success. All I said was “there is always going to be someone who criticizes your work. You can’t let that stop you from achieving your goals”. I should have probably added that “you are going to meet people with a different point of view and that’s great, it will challenge you. It will make you question your own beliefs. Criticism is necessary for growth”.
I would have deleted this blog already if I listened to what other people thought about my ideas. I’ve been called names and I’ve been made fun of. I admit my blog is my opinion, in fact I mention this in my About page. However, people’s reactions to my work are also opinions. So I keep writing because I believe in something that we can’t explain; knowing and accepting this can help us live simpler lives.
Enough said, here is this week’s Featured Quote by Eric Roth from the Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Take what you want from it.
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”