i see now that the circumstances of ones birth are irrelevant. it is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.
“500 years ago, there was a boy gathering herbs in the mountains. He was so focused on his search that he soon found himself at the Sacred Barrier.”
“He could see many herbs growing just beyond the Sacred Barrier. The grown-ups had always told him to never, ever go past the Sacred Barrier. Or, if he really had to, to go with an adult.”
“He saw an Ogre coming towards him. The Ogre was trying to follow him back to the village. He had to do something. If the Ogre followed him home, the village would be wiped out. What could he do?”
“I don’t care about my own life. Just please, keep the Ogre from the village.”
“No Ogres have appeared since that day.”
Inglourious Basterds (2009) dir.Quentin Tarantino
"be stubborn about your goals but flexible about your methods." the best advice I’ve ever received.