My Obsessions

I have obsessions. Yeah. Everyone does. So here they are. First and foremost, I LOVE the show Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I was honestly so sad when it ended. And yes, for those of you who also watch it, I do watch Korra too. Both of the shows are amazing and I love them. There aren’t even words to describe the excitement I feel when I see them on TV. I could talk about Avatar all day; about the plot development, the character growth, the soundtrack, and how the animation changed over time. And I really like it when I meet someone who loves Avatar as much as me but knows more about it because then I get to learn more about the creators, the show, and Korra.

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Inspiration and Failure

Yes the title is very vague, but I was watching this video of J.K. Rowling giving the commencement speech at Harvard from 2008. She had a really good message and shared knowledge with the graduates of Harvard. I have the video linked below its kind of long but feel free to check it out.

If you don’t watch the video there is one quote from it that I will leave you all with.

“It is impossible to live without failing something. Unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case you’ve failed by default.” –J.K. Rowling

This quote says a lot. You cannot be so afraid to make a mistake in life that you never live. Failing something is a part of life. When you fail, you’re supposed to learn from it; pick yourself off the ground, brush off the dirt, and keep going. It might sound a little harsh, but if people never failed there would be no incentive to try new things or work harder to achieve goals. Being afraid to fail is like being afraid to drink water. It’s inevitable. You will have to drink water to survive and you will fail at some point in your life at something.

I find it absolutely ridiculous when people refuse to try new things because they are afraid to be bad at it. So what? You might find out you’re really good at it, or if you’re not at least you tried and maybe it can be something you can work on. Living life without trying new things or making changes is a sad way to live. You will never grow as a person without gaining new experiences from trying new things. Sticking with what is familiar is like living in a bubble, you won’t ge tout much and it gets stuffy. Like your life will be if you stay in the bubble.

Okay that got off track. Enjoy the video and have a nice day!

Spark any ideas?

So this week I saw some really interesting videos that I liked and wanted to share!

The first puts life into perspective and may be one you have seen before.

The second is for anyone who loves Harry Potter. It was a really cute way to reenact the popular and series and bring it to life. It’s just another example of innovation that can put a smile on peoples faces!

This last video shows us how ridiculous our society can be. Don’t be a robot follower, or try not to be.