Life Lessons from Doctor Who

Do you ever find inspiration in the most unlikely of places? It seems the only places I find my inspiration are in the most unlikely ones.

But that is the beauty of art. Of media. Of movies and books and TV shows. Of paintings and stories and sculptures.

Sometimes, art puts into words what we feel within our heart but cannot express out of our own mouths. It helps bring order to the world and a sense of closure and meaning to the chaos.

If for no other reason, this is why I believe art should be fought for, preserved. Because, in an emotionless world of machines and automation and communicating with others through the cold glare of a computer screen, art allows us to feel.

But my treatise on why art is important is for another time perhaps.

Today, I just want to share this quote. This quote that helps me make some sense of it all. Some sense of this life. That brings me, personally, a sense of peace and purpose and openness to the senseless madness of it all.

I found it in the least likely of places. A Doctor Who episode. I hope it resonates with you too.

“Turns out I’ve had the most terrible things happen. And the most brilliant things. And sometimes, well, I can’t tell the difference. They’re all the same thing. They’re…they’re just me. You know, Stephen King said once, he said, “salvation and damnation are the same thing.” And I never knew what he meant. But I do now…

When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all…grow up. Get a job. Get married. Get a house. Have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.”

Today, let’s all celebrate the madness.


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