Irredeemable is a recommended series. The full run is available now on Comixology Unlimited. The premise? The story asks what if Superman became a villain and went to war with the world? Except writer Mark Waid uses his creations to fill the roles. Two quotes from this comic made me reflect on my own life.
-The Eleos in issue 32
'For if there is anything we learned about humans...it is that some never tire of punishing themselves.'
Why are we so critical of ourselves? Why not realize how much power we have? Why not reinforce what we focus on, becomes our reality?
Another observation, I've found that if I treat someone poorly, this is how I talk down to myself.
-Modeus in issue 27
'The great and tragic paradox of the human soul,' 'is that while it constantly longs for something better, it cannot help but gravitate towards the familiar.'
Why is it so hard to change? We know what's best for us, but it requires work that would take us out of our comfort zone.
I, like many, suffer from this. I wake up in the morning with a full tank of willpower telling myself today is the day to start eating right. By the end of the day, I'm going back on my word, eating crap, and regretting it later.
Rob Dial said 'to grow, you must do what you don't want to do.' I.e., get uncomfortable. Very tough to do.
I'm grateful for these quotes and this excellent series. If you don't have Comixology Unlimited you can find out more on that here: https://bit.ly/2lReCX1
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