advice

Kings and Their Swords

“All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothers.” ~ Oleanna Tyrell, A Storm of Swords by George. R. R. Martin

It might be just me, but I think the quote has a much deeper meaning that you see at first sight. It speaks not only of kings, but generally every human on a position that turns him or her into this pompous being who believes whatever they do is the rightful thing and no one can deny them in that. Our judgement over any action is clouded by what we personally feel and often the error is done when this is perceived. A bit too late, which might not have been the case if one only took the worthy advice they were given.

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Rawr, Fear Me.

Is there anything else to be added to this? Basically, if you can’t defeat them, join them. They’re not always such a bad thing, as long as you control them somewhat. Don’t let them push you aside or stop you from doing something, learn to live your life even when they’re around you. Use them, rather than letting them use you.