One of the most valuable lessons I ever learned in my life I learned right here on this message board. I took it to heart and it's a good thing, because when you're dating a Nazi Colonel and you grew up at 1428 Elm Street, Springfield, you might not be ending up as someone you will look back and want to have been.
I learned to make choices based on thinking them through, during my time here. In the past 10 years that has served me well. I'm still in love with Colonel Kroenen, and I still grew up with Freddy Krueger, but where I'm going is somewhere else.
Bodhi Rook. Came from a situation where he was surrounded by evil fascists, and he thought things through. He made a plan. He did what had to be done to make sure his life, at least, was spent for a greater good.
I need to remember that I am capable of this level of bravery, and I need to always, always go after it. Stop giving up, and stand up instead. Push back the thoughts that I can't, or can do it later.
I need to remember occasionally we have to give up now, to gain a future.