“You do not go from being you to being me, without your ass being kicked a lot, all the time!”
I watched the movie “The Adam Project”.
The movie is just another typical pop-corn show. Watching it once is enough.
But there is a line in the movie that I really like:
You do not go from being you to being me, without your ass being kicked a lot, all the time!
This is what 40-ish Adam told 8-year old Adam when the latter blamed the former for not helping him against those school bullies.
40-ish Adam is strong and brave enough to do crazy things, like giving up everything to save his wife.
8-year old Adam is small in size, sad and has to suffer from school bullies.
There is a lot of truth in the line.
People do not improve drastically unless they were put through hardship.
Simply put, No pain, no gain.
Many people would rather not experience the pain. That is totally understandable.
But life is bitch. The pain will happen to us sooner or later.
All we can do is make sure we do not suffer for nothing.
If we are going to get our asses kicked, we just make sure we grow stronger each time that happens.