Friday, October 06, 2006

All the different shapes of kindness (from Fruits Basket)

... But think of all the girls at school who like you and say you’re really nice
But I’m just being nice because I WANT them to like me. It isn’t how I really feel. Really I’m just selfish. But you Tohru are a nice person.
Well maybe I’m just being nice because I want you to like me. Maybe I’m the one being selfish.
You couldn’t be even if you wanted to.
Well I don’t know about that. Mom said anyone can be selfish sometimes.
When we’re born all we know how to do is want. We want food, we want attention. It’s just instinct I guess… but kindness,..
We aren’t born with it. It grows inside us like our bodies do…
(Tohru’s mom in flashback)
Not everyone has kindness but I think everyone has the potential. Sometimes it’s hard. You’ll find someone who doesn’t seem to have it but if you look really hard you’ll find it.
That’s why I always try to find the good in people. So I can see all the different shapes of kindness and sometimes that’s all it takes for someone to find the goodness in themselves.

Ok, ok, I’m a big sucker for this stuff.

1 comment:

Dave King said...

I've really got to see this serries.

- Peace