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You know what I’d like to see more of? More media that show that the end goal is not the end of your life and not the end of struggle. There’s a lot of people making comments like “we’ll see the characters achieve x and y, and then we’ll get bored”. That’s because most of our teachings is dedicated to getting something as opposed to having something. We learn in school these life skills so that we can work our way up. But what if you’re already at the top? What then?
The fact that this is typically thought of as monotony is a little uncomfortable. I remember when I graduated from high school, and there was a big speech about how getting your big job or your goal you’ve prepared for years is not the final battle, and change is always going to occur in your life. I think this is a very important lesson, and one that needs to be covered much, much more. Especially when it comes to romantic relationships. The subject of ‘infatuation’ makes love a grayer area, but it so needs to be covered by these simple kids movies because setting them up to think that true love is the answer to everything is setting them up for failure. Hell, the state of a lot of romantic relationships is proof of that.
Maybe I’m just rambling about nonsense. But it’s a thought, isn’t it?
Nah, I think you bring up some really good points.
Pacific Rim (2013)
Cyber-psychologist Berni Goode talking about Flow on Charlie Brooker’s How Videogames Changed the World.
Flow is extremely important. So, so important.
It’s what keeps some people sane. It’s what drives the world’s most skilled and accomplished athletes, the most intense gamers, the hardcore hobbyists, even many of the most talented artists, musicians and actors - flow is what you get when unstoppable drive meets an unflinching will and unlimited dedication.
Flow is being utterly, truly “in the zone”. And it’s one of the most amazing feelings there is.
This is why finding a sport, or a hobby, or a martial art, or a handicraft, or a new video game, or any skill-based activity that uses focus and requires practice and repetition is so beneficial for things like depression and anxiety and overall mental/physical well-being.
I’ve done it…. the Purple Prime
I APPROVE OF THIS.
"Cold, Cold, Cold!"
That one moment when somepony tosses a snow ball at your plot and you wish you’d worn pants.
Deviant Art: [x]
Hoo boy, its been a while, about a month right? Anyway, I’ll be sure to get back into the swing of things with more winter themed drawings over the next couple of weeks. Be sure to keep a look out.
She’s got quite a knack for it.