More Quotes from Stephen Chomsky’s The Perks if Being a Wallflower.
“So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.”
“I am very interested and fascinated how everyone loves each other, but no one really likes each other.”
“Enjoy it. Because it’s happening.”
“This moment will just be another story someday.”
“I am both happy and sad at the same time, and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.”
“Sometimes people use thought to not participate in life.”
A few months ago, I saw the movie: Perks Of Being A Wallflower, based on the novel by Stephen Chbosky . According to Moviefone: “ ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower‘ is a moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope–and the unforgettable friends that help us through life.” There are many relate-able moments in the film, however there is one line in the picture that continues to resonate in my head. The line is: “We accept the love we think we deserve.” As I left the theater, I repeated that line to myself – over & over, like a mantra, lest I forget it. In my mind, this quote leads to a plethora of questions, not directly related to the type of love which comes from relationships, but more so about self-love.
Here are some of the questions that I reflected on:
How do I view myself :
- as a person?
- as a friend?
- as a professional?
- as a mother, daughter sister, wife, aunt or grandmother (or any other roles)?
How happy am I with:
- who I am?
- what I stand for?
- what I believe, value or hold dear?
- how I relate to others, whether or not they play an integral role in my life?
What do I think I deserve:
- from others?
- from myself?
- from the world around me?
Am I being realistic as to what I deserve?
- Do I deserve more than I think I do?
- Am I satisfied with all that life has to offer me?
How would you answer these questions?
Is there a correlation between how you see yourself & what you think you deserve?
Do you think you deserve more love than you have allowed yourself to partake?
There is a lot to glean from this quote. What additional questions would you ask yourself?
Quotes byStephen Chobsky
Scene from Perks of Being a Wallflower – UTube
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (missreadreviews.com)
Book vs. Movie: The Perks of being a Wallflower (thepunktheory.wordpress.com)
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