Game of Thrones


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’.


          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.

bend the knee

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?


          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.

quotes on valuing friendships

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.


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?


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.

Quotes on valuing relationships

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)



Hey people! I am Karishma Verma but most people just call me Kaddie. I graduated in mid 2018. I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul and would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’ together!!


April 14, 2019 at 6:58 AM

Well, I have not seen Game of Thrones (I know, I know, I need to rectify that) but I know exactly what you mean. I let my pride get in the way of so many relationships!!! I’ll work on “bending my knee” more. Thanks for the reminder!

    April 14, 2019 at 8:59 PM

    Haha no problem, you can watch it whenever you feel like!! Yes, many people do that. It’s great that you accept it and you’ll work on it.
    Sending you all the positive vibes…

April 15, 2019 at 11:51 PM

I can’t wait to get stuck into this season!

April 19, 2019 at 2:19 AM

I love how you used game of thrones to tell the story . I need to learn how to bend my knees and listen to understand not react . I think being too strong us affecting my mental state coupled with the fact that I’m trying to build a brand . its affecting me that I don’t want anyone to win over me or dispute my idea . I always feel I’m right and it’s wrong . I need lots if bending knees I guess to secure my peace of mind . but it still feels like I’m letting my guard down and not standing for what I believe in . its confusing and exhausting

    April 22, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Bending the knee doesn’t mean that you are disrespecting yourself or your self-respect. It just means that you value your relationship with that person more than anything. And there is nothing wrong in doing that if it means that you can protect your relationship!!
    I am glad that I could help you out!!
    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your opinions!!

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