Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Again, I watched Alexander the Great. And again, I amazed by him. It seems that no matter what my brother said, I still love this character. There are so many things I learned from him, and there are still a lot of things he's teaching me.
Friendship, loyalty, and family are what I learned from him today (if not again).

Friendship... it's always amazed me how Alexander always knew where to put his trust, but didn't lost in them. Did not confused between his trust and facts, I mean.
And, how lucky he was to have found Hephaistion, and few others whom he can trust. As for me, I thought I had found my Hephaistion - and a few whom I can trust, but now I can see that I am wrong, so wrong. Today is a different era, I guess. There are no longer people who can truly care about us. These days people only care about themselves, the prosperity of their lives. That, including family.

Loyalty... With a world where money has the utmost importance, where else can we find loyalty? But no matter, Alexander taught me, that one of the most important virtues in this life is loyalty. So in this world so lack of love and loyalty, all the more I have to contribute to it.

Family... I realize now, you can spend forever to run away from your parents... but you'll never run far enough. In fact, you might just end up exactly like them. Olympias loved Alexander, I know that. Perhaps Alexander himself knew that. But why did he refuse to go back to Macedonia and continue further east, instead? He got scared, I guess. Her so-called love captured his life, suffocate him. He just wanted to go away from it. Love, they say, but is it love when they order us around, just to get what's best for THEM? Love,is it, when they try to eliminate us the second we're no longer provide profits?

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