Day 12: the best advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given
Since that last one was pretty negative/intense, I’ll immediately follow with this one.
The best advice I’ve ever been given/heard:
Never start a fight, but always finish it.
Captain Sheridan’s words are words to live by. Don’t go looking for trouble but if trouble comes looking for you, make sure you can handle it and stop it. It’s okay to be assertive and to take risks and to have opinions and express them. But, one should never work towards starting a fight or confrontation with another person. It’s always better to let the fight come to you, on your terms, then you can counter it and deal with it in your way.
This, plus the idea of being prepared for as many things as possible, means that adversarial elements and issues in life are manageable. This is actually a lot easier now with the proliferation of the Internet. Gathering information and knowledge before something confrontational or challenging is far easier.
"If more of our so-called leaders would walk the same streets as the people who voted them in, live in the same buildings, eat the same food instead of hiding behind glass and steel and bodyguards, maybe we’d get better leadership and a little more concern for the future."
"If you are falling off a cliff, you might as well try to fly."
"Narns, Humans, Centauri, we all do what we do for the same reason: because it seemed like a good idea at the time."
"The quiet ones are the ones that change the universe. The loud ones only take the credits."
Someone’s comment was “beyond the rim with G’Kar and Franklin.” Excuse me while I deal with the fact that it is clearly raining inside my apartment because THESE ARE NOT TEARS, NOPE.
Oh my god…. I’m in tears, this is such a terrible tragedy. My deepest condolences to his friends and family.
(Source: ameliaearharts, via fuckyeahdelenn)
"It’s easy to find something worth dying for. Do you have anything worth living for?"
Lorien, Babylon 5 (Season 4 “No Surrender, No Retreat”, EP 2 “Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?”)