The Tough Questions

This is part of the Shows that raised me series.

Spoiler Warning!

Avatar: The Last Airbender is one of my all time favorite shows and this is my favorite scene.

For context, Zuko the exiled Prince of the Fire Nation, tried to capture Aang the Avatar and main character, to restore his honor for most of the series until this point.

When Zuko attempts to capture Aang’s flying bison, his uncle catches him in the act and delivers one of the most poignant speeches in the series.

Is it your own destiny, or is it a destiny that someone posed on you…

It’s time to look inward, and begin to ask yourself the big questions. Who are you? And what do you want?

How many of us go through life living out the dreams placed on us by others?

Whether it be our parents telling us to pursue certain professions? Or Society telling us to get that big name credential?

It’s important for us to always ask ourselves the big questions.

Who am I?

And what do I want?

January 30, 2021

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