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Humor and Pathos: Persepolis

Supposed to have posted about the half of the weekend I had with him but creative juices are not flowing for 2 days now. So I watched this movie instead, and of course I had to quote a line from it. I was actually watching a lot of animations this whole week, I don't know why. Anyway, this is the one that stuck the most:
"You'll meet a lot of jerks in life. If they hurt you, remember it's because they're stupid. Don't react to their cruelty. There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. Keep your dignity and be true to yourself. Everything will be all right."
My thinking face.
Most of the time I end up looking like that (above picture sans the veil and cig) when I ponder about different things that happen to me. I consider myself a relatively nice person (right?) and sometimes I can't help but think why the bullshit just wouldn't stop.

There's nothing worse than bitterness and revenge. That just really hit me hard. I just realized that maybe, it is not me after all. It's not some karmic reaction. It's not that I had a share of the fault. It's not that I am lacking something. It's not that I didn't give enough.

Everything is a two-way street. It's not me. It's their own decision to act that way. It's not destiny. It's them. They made a choice. It was their own choice. Nothing forced them. That's the path they decided to take.

I'm quite expecting the expected with the movie and I'm glad that it was not predictable. Somehow, everyone went through the same thing but of course, we all know never at the same level since she survived the war and all that. I was really laughing on the part where her first boyfriend cheated on her and she had all these realizations about him.

Somehow, this movie is all too familiar when in fact it's not. I don't know.

Everything will be alright.

We hope.

Here's something to revive your spirits and induce a little laughter: