make sense of it the way you want to

An’ you got to be a good guy Jesse. You gotta be like John Wayne: you don’t take no shit off fools,an’ you judge a person by what’s in ‘em, not how they look. An’ you do the right thing. You gotta be one of the good guys, son: ’cause there’s way too many of the bad.”

This is from one of the best books I have ever read. Actually it was the only “graphic novel” I ever read, and it really sticks out in my head right now.

After an “odd night”, a thought slammed into my brain like the butt of a pistol being whipped across my face. During christmas, when I was trying to think of what to get my sister alissa, I asked her what DVDs she wanted, and after getting a worthless answer, I asked her if she liked Sex and the City. She said no, she never really got into the show, “but I think it is because I couldnt relate to anyone in it” Then, right after I remembered that, I thought of something John said on the way to our awesome ski trip, which I just realized I never wrote about. That might come tomorrow. Anyway, he said something along the lines of “I think the reason Seinfeld was so popular and awesome, was because the writers would pick things that basically everyone could relate to.” It was just a show about stupid shit that everyone deals with in life, only in an exaggerated form. It didn’t hit me until now how true that is. Up until now I never could understand how someone could possibly not like any of the Rocky/Rambo movies. I love those movies, I think they are masterpieces of modern art, and I would have the same response if I went to MassArt, or any other school for that matter.

Rocky had to fight everyone in life. He wasn’t smart, and noone believed in him. His wife barely even did. He was given an opportunity, and he fought for it, just like he had to fight his way through life. He wasn’t supposed to win, he was barely even supposed to put up a fight, but like they said in movie, he had heart. he had the “eye of the tiger”. He did what he believed was right, and he went after it with his arms swinging.

Is there really a better life lesson than that?

I now know why I love that movie, and why many others don’t.

Although it goes against all logic, or at least as far as I am capable of understanding, everything in life happens for a reason. Everything in life seems so chaotic and such a mess, but then all of a sudden the hurricane ends, all is calm again, and everything clicks back into place.

And when it does, that is when you are ready to understand, and that is when you are ready to accept the hand of cards life dealt you….and throw down.

What am I talking about?

1. That crappy scene in American Beauty:
“It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was, like, dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. And that’s the day I knew there was this entire life behind things, and… this incredibly benevolent force, that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember… and I need to remember… Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world I feel like I can’t take it, like my heart’s going to cave in.”

2. Shawshank Redemption
“salvation lies within”

3. Thomas Edison
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

4. Gladiator
“there is always someone left to fight”

5. Good Will Hunting
Sean : My dad used to make us walk down to the park and collect the sticks he was going to beat us with. Actually the worst of the beatings were between me and my brother. We would practice on each other, trying to find sticks that would break.
Will : He used to just put a belt, a stick, and a wrench on the kitchen table and say, “Choose.”
Sean : Gotta go with the belt, there.
Will : I used to go with the wrench.
Sean : The wrench, why?
Will : ‘Cause fuck him, that’s why.

6. Sepultura

Cut Throat
Telling Lies Right Into Your Face
Grab Your Soul And Make A Disgrace
Make You Believe You’re Bigger Than Life
No One Cares If You’ll Live Or Die

Waiting For The Moment To Strike
To Take Possession To Take Your Heart
Turn Your Part Into A Farse
Without Respect, Without Regret

Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat

You Promess This And Promise All
Deep Inside Nothing At All
In A War Of Filth And Greed
We Don’t Need None Of This Shit

All I Say That Will Survive
We Know What’s True, We Know What’s Right
We’re Going Through This Till The End
And I Know You’re Not My Friend

Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat
Fuck !

To Give In – No Fucking Way
To Give In – No Way

So Don’t Tell Us It Can’t Be Done
Putting Down What You Don’t Know
Money Isn’t Our God
Integrity Will Free Our Soul

Enslavement Pathetic
Ignorant Corporations

Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat – Cut-Throat
Cut-Throat

Born Stubborn
Stubborn From The Start
Obey No One No Matter What ?!

Our Life It's Our RightWhy Don’t You Go Away

We Live Without OrdersWe Live Without RulesTearing Down The WallThat Try To Hold Us In

Born In PainBorn Stubborn

I Got My Tribe It’s My Own RightAnd I Don’t Have To Tell You WhyIt’s Been Like That From The StartAnd You Can’t Break It ApartSepultura In Our HeartsCan’t Take It AwayThese Roots Will Always Remain

Born In PainBorn Stubborn

Stubborn From The StartObey No One No Matter What ?!Our Life It’s Our RightWhy Don’t You Go Away

We Live Without OrdersWe Live Without RulesTearing Down The WallThat Try To Hold Us In

Born In PainBorn Stubborn

I Got My Tribe It’s My Own RightAnd I Don’t Have To Tell You WhyIt’s Been Like That From The StartAnd You Can’t Break It ApartSepultura In Our HeartsCan’t Take It AwayThese Roots Will Always Remain

Born In PainBorn StubbornBorn In PainBorn In Pain

Suffering Life

Make Us Rise

I am who I am. Just like popeye. Am I fighting too much? or am I not fighting enough?

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