How totally exactly like Ian McKellen does this baby look!?!
“Even the smallest person can change the course of the future.”
A wonderfully inspirational concept from The Lord of the Rings.
I’ve found a lot of people have a difficult time believing something much bigger of themselves, or some facet, at least. Whether it’s because of past failures, deep-seated insecurity or simply on the basis that it’s “uncool” to call yourself cool, whatever. Sometimes compliments or encouragement can produce smiles that are as doubtful as they are polite.
Maybe believing more of oneself can be approached from another angle, though. Try thinking of anyone, bully or idol, who you’ve ever been awed or intimidated or threatened by, and just remember… they’ve been a baby. They’ve cried. They’ve been cradled, helpless. They’ve drooled. They’ve had wicked diarrhea. All of it.
This isn’t to mentally cut someone down. It’s more like taking them down from an imaginary pedestal or guard tower you may have hoisted them onto in your mind. I dunno. It seems like people would feel taller if they believed they could stand in front of someone who was awesome or fearsome and look them level in the eye. Because they knew that we’ve all tasted dirt, once upon a time.
Remember, even the biggest person started out small.
One teething ring to rule them all, I guess.
* Attention Tolkien nerdlings: I know the wizards of the Lord of the Rings ( Istari ) were created in the form of wizened old men, but Ian McKellen wasn’t, and you’d poop your britches if he walked up to you, so you can get the idea, right?
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