Hey Gratisouls!! How ‘Arya’? ‘Arya’ ready for the Game of Thrones Season Finale? (You see what I did there GOT people? haha) For all those who haven’t watched this iconic series and ‘KNOW NOTHING’ about what the heck is going on, I apologize for my excitement but you should definitely watch this show!! And to show you all how excited I am for the finale I have been watching the previous season this week so that I am fully prepared for what’s coming next… well, we all know that ‘WINTER IS COMING’ next…. (haha). And while I was watching the previous season, I thought why not take inspiration from this show as well!! So, read on to know more about what do I actually mean by ‘Bend the knee’.
SNIPPET OF MY INSPIRATION…
Just a short reference from this show before I dig in into the moral aspect of the blog title (haha)… “Jon Snow did ‘bend his knee’ (metaphorically speaking) when he saw the bigger picture that his kingdom required the help of Khaleesi.” And that is my source of inspiration.
Often when we have a major fight with our friends, family, relatives or with special someone we often put our ego, our pride before that relation, before that love. We don’t see the bigger picture. We don’t see the hard work put behind building that beautiful relationship. We are ready to give that all up just to ‘win’ that argument. But what happens next? Do we think about the consequences? Do we empathize with what the other person is going through? Do we try to understand their situation? NO. Instead, we think that if the other person is not understanding our situation why should we? If they are not listening to us and just arguing then why should we stop and accept our ‘defeat’? Why should we ‘bend the knee’? And Poof… your relationship takes a nasty turn. Now what?
FIX IT BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE
Do you try to fix it? Do you try to win the argument and lose your relationship forever? Or do you try to look at the bigger picture and ‘bend your knee’. Do you try to think that it’s better to lose a stupid fight than losing a valuable relationship? If you focus all of your energy on how you can win the argument and don’t care much about your relationship. Well, then you deserve what will happen with your relation soon after you ‘win’ that fight.
But if you are one of those GRATISOULS who try to foresee the future and tend to ‘Bend your knee’ rather than losing that person, you are a kind soul. And you deserve people who are just as kind as you are.
SIGNIFICANCE OF HUMAN RELATIONSHIP
We often undermine the value of the human bond and regret once it’s gone. We don’t realize what we will lose until its gone. And the majority of people can’t look at the bigger picture because of the heated discussion that’s going on in the present. And I guess not everybody can do that. So how can we save ourselves from these guilt-trip situations?
THE ONLY SOLUTION…
What we can do is listen to what the other person wants to convey. Let the other person vent their heart out and once they are done you try to understand their point first and then react and convey your point. What we do is WE DON’T LISTEN TO UNDERSTAND. WE LISTEN TO REACT. And that is the death of that relationship. If you want to prioritize your bond with that person over anything else then you have to listen to them first and understand their state of mind. And then respond accordingly. That’s the only thing we can do if we can’t foresee the future of that relationship.
Try to ‘BEND THE KNEE’. Try to empathize. Try to understand the other person. Because once they are gone, there’ll be nothing but a void in your heart and regret in your soul. So, avoid that situation and Embrace your bond NOW.
Until then, live positively and happily and ‘HOLD THE DOOR’ for the season finale of GAME OF THRONES…. (#SorryNotSorry… haha)