“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow-man; True nobility is being superior to your former self.”
~Harry Hart quoting Ernest Hemingway to Gary ‘Eggsy’ Unwin in the movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service(2015)~
Last Tuesday, my boss’s son called me early in the morning to say he needed me to go somewhere with him by 1pm and I should call before the time even if he doesn’t call. Feeling all serious and business like, I kept to the 12:30pm call schedule and we confirmed the escort was still on. Having not asked what this errand was initially, I decided to ask this time around and to my amazement, he said it was to go see a movie. Oh boy! I laughed at him and asked what he expected my boss, his father to say about me going to see a movie on Tuesday, between work! and he said that will be up to me. My boss wasn’t around though and I found quite a good excuse to leave. Who would refuse such an offer, eh? I was jittery and a bit skeptical nonetheless as I have been going through some b.s at work. One mind kept saying, “what if this is a set up and your boss wants to test you”. I waved it off and continued to head out. Did I mention the cinema is in another city? 😀 It was indeed a risk, one I don’t think I regret and hope to never.
It was undeniably a therapeutic outing as I got to rant a bit and share my thoughts of the job to which I got some helpful advise.
The icing on the cake was the choice of movie, Kingsman:The Secret Service. We both enjoyed it. All that fighting, shooting and blowing off people’s head was so much stress relieving as it felt like we were the ones dealing out to those blows to our stress inducers.
Then, the quote, it really got me thinking and helped to solve my stress. Each day is an opportunity for me to get better, give room to a new me, learn something different, grow intellectually, spiritually, financially and otherwise. I shouldn’t have to spend it hating on anyone or trying to be better than someone else. I should spend each new day becoming better and refreshed, living out my dreams and potentials, honoring myself.
Thanks to Ernest Hemingway for that quote, to my boss’s son for making me go see the movie when I did, perfect timing I say and to you Harry Hart (Collin Firth) for using it in the movie.
I truly enjoyed it and look forward to watching the movie all over again while applying the quote to my life. Gracia! 🙂
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