‘Game of Thrones’ and its Lessons on Human Nature

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Despite being a fantasy show,

‘Game of Thrones’ provides a strikingly realistic portrayal of humanity and human nature.

All characters on the show,
even those reputed for their goodness and honor,

are imperfect beings.

They all have flaws and weaknesses and all have made some crucial mistakes.

Yet it isn’t in humanity’s nature to be purely evil.

“It’s tempting to see your enemies as evil, all of them, but there’s good and evil on both sides in every war ever fought.” –Jorah Mormont (Season 4, Episode 7).

Most men have redeeming qualities and are capable of doing both good and bad. Even the most honorable man on the show, Lord Eddard Stark, is blinded by his absolute sense of right and wrong and his rather simplistic code of honor.

“Stark? You think the honorable Ned Stark wanted to hear my side? He judged me guilty the moment he set eyes on me. By what right does the wolf judge the lion? By what right!?” –Jaimie Lannister (Season 3, Episode 5).

Even seemingly positive traits like honesty can have strong negative consequences and can adversely affect people. Honesty, though it is generally thought of positively, can also be used for spite and revenge.

“Now when- when good old Ned came home with some whore’s baby, did you pretend to love it? No. You’re not very good at pretending. You’re an honest woman. You hated that boy, didn’t you? How could you not hate him? The walking, talking reminder that the honorable Lord Eddard Stark fucked another woman.” –Jamie Lannister (Season 2, Episode 7).

As evidenced by the characters actions on ‘Game of Thrones’ it is obvious that very few men are motivated solely by pure spite or malice. Very few people just want to ‘watch the world burn.’ Instead mankind is driven largely by their survival instincts and their ambitions. These qualities, though morally neutral, can breed the darker ones of distrust and ruthlessness.

“Anyone who isn’t us is our enemy.” –Cersei Lannister (Season 1, Episode 3).

“Chaos isn’t a pit. Chaos is a ladder. Many who try to climb it fail, and never get to try again. The fall breaks them. And some are given a chance to climb, but refuse. They cling to the realm, or love, or the gods, illusions. Only the ladder is real. The climb is all there is. But they’ll never know this. Not until it’s too late.” –Petry ‘Littlefinger’ Baelish (Season 3, Episode 6).

“A Lannister always pays their debts.”

Whenever either literal or metaphorical survival is at stake, individuals will minimize their vulnerabilities and weaknesses. This can include sacrificing their innocence, stomping out their idealism, and toughening the ‘softer’ characteristics. Growth, ambition, and survival favor those with flexible moralities.

“Let me give you some advice bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.” –Tyrion Lannister (Season 1, Episode 1).

“The more people you love, the weaker you are… Love no one but your children.” Cersei Lannister (Season 2, Episode 7).

As a result, it will always seem like more men fall on the side of the spectrum closer to ‘evil’ than on the side of ‘good.’ In both reality and in the fictional world of Westeros it appears that lies, deceit, and corruption will always truth, honor, and justice.

“The worst ones always live.” –Sansa Stark (Season 2, Episode 9).

“Look at me! Stannis is a killer. The Lannisters are killers. Your father was a killer. Your brother is a killer. Your sons will be killers someday. The world is built by killers… so you better get used to looking at them.” –Sandor Clegane (Season 2, Episode 9).

Human nature is messy and yet it really isn’t good or bad. It’s resilient. Mankind, despite even the bleakest circumstances, can find a way to survive and even to thrive. ‘Game of Thrones’ does an excellent job of depicting human nature with all of its contradictions and all of its complexities.

55 of Film’s Best One-Liners

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Movies can produce great stories, enduring ideas, and catchy soundbites.

The following list has some of film’s most memorable and famous one-lines,

the movies they come from,
and the year they were produced.

Odds are that even if you’ve never seen some of these movies,

you’re familiar with some of these quotes.

These one-liners have transcended their original use and many have become a part of modern day vernacular.

1. Gone With the Wind, (1939), “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”

2. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, (1939), “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

3. The Wizard of Oz, (1939), “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

4. The Wizard of Oz, (1939), “There’s no place like home.”

5. Casablanca, (1942), “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

6. Casablanca, (1942), “Play it again, Sam.”

7. Casablanca, (1942), “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”

8. White Heat, (1949), “Made it, Ma. Top of the world.”

9. All About Eve, (1950), “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

10. Psycho, (1960), “We all go a little mad sometimes.”

11. Dr. No, (1962), “Bond. James Bond.”

12. Goldfinger, (1964), “Shaken – Not stirred.”

13. Cool Hand Luke, (1967), “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

14. Love Story, (1970), “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

15. Dirty Harry, (1971), “Do ya feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk.”

16. The Godfather, (1972), “I’ll make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

17. Jaws, (1975), “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.”

18. Rocky, (1976), “Yo, Adrienne.”

19. Taxi Driver, (1976), “You talkin’ to me.”

20. Network, (1976), “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”

21. Star Wars, (1977), “May the force be with you.”

22. National Lampoon’s Animal House, (1978), “Toga. Toga.”

23. Apocalypse Now, (1979), “I love the smell of napalm in the morning. It smells like victory.”

24. The Shining, (1980), “He-e-e-e-re’s Johnny.”

25. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, (1982), “E.T. phone home.”

26. Scarface, (1983), “Say hello to my little friend.”

27. Sudden Impact, (1983), “Go ahead. Make my day.”

28. Karate Kid, (1984), “Wax on, wax off.”

29. The Terminator, (1984), “I’ll be back.”

30. The Terminator, (1984), “Hasta la vista, baby.”

31. Clue, (1985), “Men should be like Kleenex- soft, strong and disposable.”

32. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, (1986), “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”

33. Top Gun, (1986), “I feel the need – the need for speed.”

34. Dirty Dancing, (1987), “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

35. Die Hard, (1988), “Yippe-ki-yi-yay, Motherfucker.”

36. When Harry Met Sally, (1989), “I’ll have what she’s having.”

37. Dead Poets Society, (1989), “Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”

38. A Few Good Men, (1992), “You can’t handle the truth.”

39. A League of Their Own, (1992), “There’s no crying in baseball.”

40. The Shawshank Redemption, (1994), “Either get busy living, or get busy dying.”

41. Apollo 13, (1995), “Houston, we have a problem.”

42. Braveheart, (1995), “Every man dies. Not every man really lives.”

43. Jerry Maguire, (1996), “Show me the money.”

44. Jerry Maguire, (1996), “You had me at ‘hello.’”

45. Titanic, (1997), “I’m the king of the world.”

46. The Sixth Sense, (1999), “I see dead people.”

47. Forrest Gump, (1994), “My mama always said life was like a box a chocolates, never know what you’re gonna get.”

48. Forrest Gump, (1994), “Stupid is as stupid does.”

49. Gladiator, (2002), “Are you not entertained?”

50. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, (2002), “My precious.”

51. Finding Nemo, (2003), “Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming.”

52. Mean Girls, (2004), “Get in loser. We’re going shopping.”

53. Brokeback Mountain, (2005), “I wish I knew how to quit you.”

54. 300, (2006), “Tonight we dine in hell.”

55. The Dark Knight, (2008), “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.”

Quotes for Surviving Your 20s

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Your twenties can be a very uncertain and chaotic time in your life.

You might not yet be sure of who you are or who you’re going to be.

No one treats you or acknowledges you as a kid anymore,

even though you may still feel like one.

The following quotes help to comprehend this period in your life

and could help you endure what could be your most difficult and angst-ridden period.

“Your 20’s are your ‘selfish’ years. It’s a decade to immerse yourself in every single thing possible. Be selfish with your time, and all the aspects of you. Tinker with shit, travel, explore, love a lot, love a little, and never touch the ground.” -Kyoko Escamilla

“20-somethings have the tendency to imagine that their 20s are the last chance they’re going to have to experiment, explore, and party. This is a false premise. Restaurants and cafes continue to let people over 29 through their doors. They even serve them alcohol.” -Holden Desalles

“There’s an ‘Everything must go!’ emotional liquidation feel to the end of your twenties, isn’t there? What will happen if we turn thirty and we’re not ‘ready?’ You don’t feel entirely settled in any aspect of your life, even if you are on paper.” -Sloane Crosley

“Here is what I’m trying to tell you: Adult isn’t a noun, it’s a verb. It’s the act of making correctly those small decisions that fill our day. It is one that you can practice, and that can be done in concrete steps. And if you slip up and have Diet Coke for breakfast, no one busts in and snatches away your Adult card. Just move forward and have milk tomorrow.” -Kelly Williams Brown

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis

“I believe that we are who we choose to be. Nobody is going to come and save you. You’ve got to save yourself. Nobody is going to give you anything. You’ve got to go out and fight for it. Nobody knows what you want except you, and nobody will be as sorry as you if you don’t get it. So don’t give up your dreams.” -Barry Manilow

“The work you do while you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life.” -Jessica Hische

“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.” –Tony Gaskins Jr.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anaïs Nin

I’m quirky, silly, blunt, and broken. My days are sometimes too dark, and my nights are sometimes too long. I often trip over my own insecurities. I require attention, long for passion, and wish to be desired. I use music to speak when words fail me, even though words are as important to me as the air I breathe. I love hard and with all that I have… and even with my faults, I am worth loving.” –Danu Grayson

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” -Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“I hope you will go out and let stories, that are life, happen to you, and that you will work with these stories… water them with your blood and tears and your laughter till they bloom, till you yourself burst into bloom.” -Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Shakespeare and the Modern World: Phrases the Playwright Invented

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William Shakespeare was one of the most prolific and popular playwrights of his era.

Over the centuries, his works have proved enduringly influential.

Many individuals are unaware that Shakespeare actually coined many of the

most popular phrases in today’s common vernacular.

You may even quote Shakespeare everyday in your day-to-day life and never realize it.

Here is a moderately-sized sample of terms and phrases that Shakespeare invented:

• All that glisters [glitters] is not gold – The Merchant of Venice

• All’s well that ends well – All’s Well That Ends Well

• As good luck would have it -The Merry Wives of Windsor

• Bated breath – The Merchant of Venice

• Be-all and the end-all – Macbeth

• Better foot before [Best foot forward] – King John

• Brave new world – The Tempest

• Break the ice – The Taming of the Shrew

• Brevity is the soul of wit – Hamlet

• Refuse to budge an inch – Measure for Measure & Taming of the Shrew

• Cold comfort – The Taming of the Shrew & King John

• Dead as a doornail – Henry VI, Part 2

• A dish fit for the gods – Julius Caesar

• Devil incarnate – Titus Andronicus & Henry V

• Eaten me out of house and home – Henry IV, Part 2

• Faint hearted – Henry VI, Part 1

• Fair play – The Tempest

• Forever and a day – As You Like It

• For goodness’ sake – Henry VIII

• Foregone conclusion – Othello

• Full circle – King Lear

• The game is up – Cymbeline

• Give the devil his due – I Henry IV

• Good riddance – Troilus and Cressida

• Jealousy is the green-eyed monster – Othello

• It was Greek to me – Julius Caesar

• Heart of gold – Henry V

• ‘Tis high time – The Comedy of Errors

• Improbable fiction – Twelfth Night

• In a pickle – The Tempest

• In my heart of hearts – Hamlet

• In my mind’s eye – Hamlet

• Kill with kindness – Taming of the Shrew

• Knit brow -The Rape of Lucrece

• Knock knock! Who’s there? – Macbeth

• Laughing stock -The Merry Wives of Windsor

• Laugh yourself into stitches – Twelfth Night

• Lean and hungry look – Julius Caesar

• Lie low – Much Ado about Nothing

• Love is blind – Merchant of Venice

• Melted into thin air – The Tempest

• Though this be madness, yet there is method in it [There's a method to my madness] – Hamlet

• Neither here nor there – Othello

• One fell swoop – Macbeth

• Out of the jaws of death – Twelfth Night

• Own flesh and blood – Hamlet

• Play fast and loose – King John

• Pound of flesh – The Merchant of Venice

• Snail paced – Troilus and Cressida

• Something wicked this way comes – Macbeth

• Spotless reputation – Richard II

• Smooth runs the water where the brook is deep [Still waters run deep] – Henry VI, Part 2

• Too much of a good thing – As You Like It

• Vanish into thin air – Othello

• Wear my heart upon my sleeve – Othello

• What’s done is done – Macbeth

• Wild-goose chase – Romeo and Juliet

• The world’s my oyster – Merry Wives of Windsor

As is evidences, Shakespeare had a huge influence on the development of the English language. Not only did he coin many of his own phrases, but he also created a number of words that are still extremely popular today. His literary works and invented words and phrases are so ingrained in the public consciousness, that it’s hard to imagine the modern English language without Shakespeare’s contributions.

7 of the Most Awe-Inspiring Lines in Fiction

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No doubt we’ve all experienced that moment while reading a book when we stumble across a line and are suddenly struck by the sheer genius of it.

We sit there slightly breath-taken, reading and re-reading the line as we let it sink in,

and find that the words echo in our minds for days afterwards.

In one way or another, the words awaken something inside of us and the author forces us to question something,

maybe everything, about our own existence.

That said, here are eight of the most awe-inspiring and memorable lines in fiction…

 

1. “And In That Moment, I Swear We Were Infinite”

This memorable quote can be found in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a sweet and valued coming of age novel written by Stephen Chbosky,. While the book is littered with memorable quotes, this one stands out above all and makes all of its readers stop for a moment and wonder if they’ve had but a single moment when they’ve felt this way, or if them ever will.

 

2. “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”

The Fault in Our Stars written byJohn Green is an honest portrayal of what life is life living as a teenage cancer patient. Despite the books heartbreaking nature, the young protagonist finds hope and love even in her bleakest hour, spinning us this memorable line as she does.

 

3. “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”

George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire has reached millions of people across the globe. Within the five books of the uncompleted series, there are countless eye-opening and life-affirming quotes but perhaps none more so than this which comes from the first book in the series, Game of Thrones. If ever there was a quote to make you embrace your true self, this is it.

 

4. “I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough..”

Nicholas Sparks is famous for his best selling romance/drama novels and most of all for his sensational world class novel The Notebook. This line from the novels hero is truly awe-inspiring and makes its reader sit back and wonder about their own life, their own accomplishments, and their own love story.

 

5. “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”

Featured in Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde, this quote reminds us of the power of dreams and the importance of belief. It teaches us that even in the bleakest of situations, beauty and hope can always be found in the world and it reminds us that everyone is equal and the only real difference between us is the faith we carry.

 

6. “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

Written by Neil Gaiman in his novelCoraline, this line teaches us all we really need to know about life. It reminds us that yes, there is going to be a struggle and hard times will fall upon us but that every struggle can be beaten.

 

7. “We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”

Taken from Veronica Roth’s young adult novelDivergent, this quote reminds us about the power of self-worth and that ever act of kindness counts and is brave in its own unique way.

 

15 of the Most Passionate Lines in Romance Novels

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Unfortunately, our lives are rarely as passionate as those in romantic literature.

Whether you are reading a paranormal romance or a tried-and-true classic,

the most passionate lines are often found between the pages of great books.

These lines will help you remember the reasons we are so obsessed with true love.

 

 

 

1. “When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. . . . Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. . . . For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.”

This quote, taken from Mandolin by Louis de Bernières takes on the comparison between lust and love, showing the distinction between the two. That excitement many of us confuse for love is fleeting; love is everlasting.

2. “If all else perished and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.”

This Wuthering Heights character knows that her love would always carry her with him when she was gone, but she would have no idea what to do if he was to be no more. This is one line that makes Emile Bronte a classic author.

3. “A soulmate’s purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your life, then introduce you to your spiritual master.”

While Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love may not be a romance in the traditional sense, it is definitely a love story. In this memoir, Gilbert falls in love not only with a man, but also the world.

4. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

Again, A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh is not a romance, but this friendly type of love is so passionate that it cannot go overlooked.

5. “I have for the first time found what I can truly love – I have found you. You are my sympathy – my better self – my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you – and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one.”

Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre is one of the first classic romances many high school students read – and for good reason. This depiction of finding your other half is well-written and passionate to the core.

6. “It has made me better loving you … it has made me wiser, and easier, and brighter. I used to want a great many things before, and to be angry that I did not have them. Theoretically, I was satisfied. I flattered myself that I had limited my wants. But I was subject to irritation; I used to have morbid sterile hateful fits of hunger, of desire. Now I really am satisfied, because I can’t think of anything better.”

In The Portrait of a Lady, Henry James describes a love that can make you feel complete, one that leaves you truly satisfied.

7. “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”

In one of her famous journals, Anais Nin wrote not only about the passionate of consummate love, but also the passion involved in those dying sparks.

8. “You said, ‘I love you.’ Why is it that the most unoriginal thing we can say to one another is still the thing we long to hear? ‘I love you’ is always a quotation. You did not say it first and neither did I, yet when you say it and when I say it we speak like savages who have found three words and worship them.”

Jeannette Winterson talks about that “new” feeling of falling in love in Written on the Body. That feeling, as if you are the first person in the world to feel such raw passion, is amazing.

9. “The way her body existed only where he touched her. The rest of her was smoke.”

Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things speaks passionately of intimacy and that feeling of being connected to another person in such a way that you are hyper-focused on every single movement.

10. “He was now in that state of fire that she loved. She wanted to be burnt.”

Anais Nin’s erotic tale, Delta of Venus, depicts a passionate scene in which a woman is so enamored by her lover that she cannot contain her excitement.

11. “I love people. Everybody. I love them, I think, as a stamp collector loves his collection. Every story, every incident, every bit of conversation is raw material for me. My love’s not impersonal yet not wholly subjective either. I would like to be everyone, a cripple, a dying man, a whore, and then come back to write about my thoughts, my emotions, as that person. But I am not omniscient. I have to live my life, and it is the only one I’ll ever have.”

Reading some parts of Sylvia Plath’s Unabridged Journals makes you feel as if you are reading an ode to life. She is passionate about many things, and the mysterious lives of others are among the things she speaks freely of.

12. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”

When Ian McEwan’s Atonement became a movie in 2007, people were shocked by the twist ending. Fortunately, the novel gives us some sweetly passionate lines about love.

13. “She is all the great heroines of the world in one. She is more than an individual. I love her, and I must make her love me. I want to make Romeo jealous. I want the dead lovers of the world to hear our laughter, and grow sad. I want a breath of our passion to stir dust into consciousness, to wake their ashes into pain. ”

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is a depiction of a man exploring sensuality for the first time. In these lines, we catch a glimpse of his exhilarating adoration.

14. “My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give thee, the more I have, for both are infinite.”

As the Elizabethan king of romance, Shakespeare knew how to light a fire. In these lines, he describes a love so overwhelming that he cannot see anything beyond it.

15. “He felt now that he was not simply close to her, but that he did not know where he ended and she began.”

Leo Tolstoy wrote about an intimacy that only somebody with real passion would be able to explain – that feeling of truly being one with another human being.

Passion is subjective; however, there is no arguing that these quotes offer a glimpse of romance so overwhelming that the character can no longer contain it.

7 of The Most Inspirational Lines J.R.R. Tolkien Ever Wrote

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J.R.R. Tolkien inspired millions of people around the globe

with his epic fantasy series The Lord of the Rings and it’s prequel The Hobbit,

spawning some of the most iconic movies ever made and a fandom that stretches across the globe.

Despite his masterpiece being set in the world of fantasy J.R.R. Tolkien used it to preach some valuable life lessons and inspire millions of people.

Here are seven of his most inspirational lines to brighten your day…

 

 

 

1. ‘Not all those who wander are lost.’—J.R.R. Tolkien

Sometimes it may feel like we’re wandering aimlessly through the dark but in those times remember it’s only a passing phase. Sometimes we all need to get a little lost, we all need to be a little faithless, and it will ultimately help us discover where and who we’re meant to be.

 

2. ‘Where there’s life there’s hope.’ – Samwise Gamgee

As long as we’re still breathing there’s always hope that things will get better. Don’t despair just because things aren’t going right for you right now – there’s always tomorrow.

 

3. ‘It’s like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered, full of darkness and danger they were. Sometimes you didn’t want to know the end, because how could the end be happy. How could the world go back to the way it was when there’s so much bad that had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing, this shadow; even darkness must pass.’–Samwise Gamgee

Even on the darkest days, those days where there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, keep pushing forward. Remember that no story is over until you’ve reached the happy ending.

 

  1. ‘Even the smallest person can change the course of history.’–Lady Galadriel

If two hobbits can save all of Middle Earth then that should surely be inspiration enough to get you through the day. It need not matter your size or circumstances, if you believe you can do something then there’s no stopping you. A little self-belief can get you anywhere.

 

5. ‘If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.’–Thorin Oakenshield

Sometimes it’s easy to lose sight of what matters, especially in our 21st century world, but if more of us thought like Thorin the world would surely be a happier place. This is a message we should all try to live by.

 

6. ‘All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.’ — Gandalf

It may seem like we have a million choices to make, a thousand paths before us, but in the end it all comes down to one. One choice. One path. One life. We ought to decide early on how we wish to live and from then on our every breath should push us towards our goal, each day should be an accomplishment and we should value our time.

 

7. ‘A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.’ — J.R.R. Tolkien

And last but not least comes this gem of a quote, reminding us of the power of believing, hope, and  of having a dream. No matter your circumstances, no matter what the world is like around you, if you have a dream and you believe in something better then there’s no holding you back. So long as you hold your dream tight then no one can take it from you. And, if at the end of your days you find you haven’t achieved your dream at least you’ll be able to look back and say you tried and you didn’t confine yourself within the constraints of society.


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