YOUNG & OPTIMIST

“Promise you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, you’re stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin

I had always thought that, that simple quote was something of believing in yourself and never doubting what you already knew was true. Keep your head up high, and you can prove everyone wrong. Of course, that’s still a great way to look at it, but something - what it is, I can’t quite put my finger on - was nagging at me that possibly, there was an underlying meaning to this beautiful saying. They play off one another, the words. “Braver” and “believe” - if you are brave, then you do believe, in whatever you’re pursuing. “Stronger” and “seem” - strength doesn’t have to be only in the physical means of yourself, but being mentally strong may weigh out the guy in the spot light who can lift over three hundred pounds. “Smarter” and “think” - alright, that may or may not be a contradiction. Still calculating. 

Maybe all of this crazy, inspirational stuff happens when I *think* I’m being smart when in reality, I’m simply getting ahead of myself, and am acting a bit narcissistic (I’m no Tony Stark, though). Still, I think that Christopher Robin had a point. Something a bit more deep than telling his best friend that he was underestimating himself. 

True friends don’t just die out like that. And neither does a great mind like that. So don’t let yours go to waste at some vulgar comment. Because remember, you’re braver than you believe.  

(via thewhimsicalwallflower)



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