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Made it, I guess,

Discussion in 'Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings' started by gwalchmei, Oct 28, 2009.

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  1. gwalchmei

    gwalchmei Well-Known Member

    One of the things that has helped me is to learn to never give up. Not just because people need me now - but because I need myself. If anyone saw Rocky Balboa, there's a monologue in there that really hit home for me. It goes like this:

    I'd hold you up to say to your mother, "this kid's gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid's gonna be somebody better than anybody I ever knew." And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching you, every day was like a privilige. Then the time come for you to be your own man and take on the world, and you did. But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you. You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you're no good. And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get it and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth. But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that! I'm always gonna love you no matter what. No matter what happens. You're my son and you're my blood. You're the best thing in my life. But until you start believing in yourself, ya ain't gonna have a life.

    One day I just decided to start hitting back at life. That's all I can do because that's all I got left...
    I hope this helps.
  2. NoGood

    NoGood Well-Known Member

    Thats actually pretty powerful isnt it? When i starting reading this thread and saw 'Rocky Balboa' I thought you were going to post something unbelievable and something airy fairy but to be honest, I really really like what you quoted. Id say everyone can relate to some part of that. The part that applies to me is "But ya gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him, or her, or anybody!". Ive had a bit of bad luck recently and I could actually blame it on others and crawl up and become depress but im trying to move on and keep moving forward.

    Thank you for that. I enjoyed reading. Was a nice surprise :)
  3. SadDude87

    SadDude87 Well-Known Member

    Good quote
  4. ace

    ace Well-Known Member

    My dada instead went out of his way all my life to be one of those people that said you aren't any good at anything and did he do a good job of it oh well.
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