"Have some fire. Be unstoppable. Be a force of nature. Be better than everyone here, and do not give a damn what anyone else thinks. There are no teams here, no buddies. You are on your own. Be on your own." This is a quote by Dr. Cristina Yang of Grey's Anatomy, which is not only one of my favourite shows, but is also one of my ways of life. However, I didn't choose this quote because I like the show, I chose the quote because it applies to life, not just for me, but for everyone. One usually expects to go out into the world with people to help them. They are horrible wrong. After High School, nobody gives a damn about you, your life, or your well being. Employers only care how much money they can make off you, your family truly only cares about what you can give them, and your friends, well, they're just there because they need you. Sure, you might find one or two people that truly care about you, though it's unlikely. However, if we follow Cristina Yang's advice, we won't be hurt by the people who use us, who are just there for what we can give them. We can't be hurt by the people we let in because we don't let them in. If we have fire, if we're a force of nature, if we're better than anyone here, and if we don't give a damn about what anyone thinks, we will be fine in this horrible, hostile environment we call society, we won't get hurt by the people who's sole purpose is to hurt us. We will have fire, we will be forces of nature, we will be unstoppable.
"We all cling to that time, Tracy, but it doesn't mean we're going to get it back. Things change." When this was said, it was said by DeAngelo Finn, he was talking to the main character, Tracy Crosswhite. He was telling her not to dig into her sister's murder investigation. I like this quote because it says what most people need to hear. People often try to bring back old times, easier times, but these times have passed for a reason, to make room for new times. Sure, some will suck, but that doesn't mean that everything is going to suck. The bad times will pass, and make room for new times, which could very well be good times. One shouldn't look back at the good times, they should look forward for the good times.
"All of these lines across my face, tell you the story of who I am, so many stories of where I've been, and how I got to where I am. But these stories don't mean anything, if you've got no one to tell them to." The Story, when sung by Sara Ramirez of the Grey's Anatomy cast, is my absolute favourite song, I'll often listen to it on repeat for hours. Not only is this my favourite song, but these particular lines, I can relate to. I'm not exactly the person that everyone likes to get along with. I'm more antisocial, you're more likely to see me with my Kindle than with another person. The point being, that I don't have many friends, but I'm a kid with a a lot of experiences, a lot of stories that define who I am, and that are worth telling. However, I cannot tell these stories to anyone because I've got no one to tell them to. And what good is a story if you can't tell it?
"No Sanctuary." It's difficult for people who haven't seen The Walking Dead to know what I'm talking about here. In end of the first episode of fifth season of The Walking Dead, they escape the cannibal cult place called Terminus. There are signs spread out across the railroad tracks that read: 'Sanctuary for all. Community for all. Those who arrive survive.' So the place is overrun by walkers, or zombies, but I hate to call them that. The group comes up on one of these signs, takes some mud, and crosses out all but sanctuary and writes NO above it, as seen in the photo above. Anyways, I chose this quote because I feel like I can relate to it. So many times, one goes through life, searching for Sanctuary, something to make us feel safe, whether it be emotional or physical sanctuary, or at least the illusion of sanctuary. When we find something that at least resembles sanctuary, we chase it, not thinking about what could possible go wrong. When we find this 'sanctuary', we find that it is not what we expected, and it hurts us more and more each time, until we finally can't handle it anymore, and we give up. I haven't given up yet, but I have had my fair share of the illusion of sanctuary.
"Do or do not, there is no try." This quote is something I was told a lot growing up. I was one of those kids who procrastinated about everything, and I would often reply to questions with 'I'll try.' Of course, that was never good enough for my parents, so, knowing that I was a kid who loved Star Wars, they would tell me: 'do or do not, there is no try.' I hated it at first, but it worked. I stopped answering questions with: 'I'll try', and I started answering questions with: 'it'll get done.' Even today, I don't say 'I'll try', I say 'I'll do it', or 'Not gonna happen.'