For this 21 Challenge entry, I finally used the quote Rhonna had up on her site because 1)it's a good one and 2)it's from Epictetus. My odd intro to Epictetus was not though a philosophy class in college, but through a little chick flick called "Serendipity". Jeremy Piven as John Cusack's most perfect brother from another mother role quotes Epictetus "If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid". How apt for so many times in life! How often have we set out upon a new journey, path, job or hobby only to be thought foolish or stupid? If that is the case, then I'm quite happy to play the fool during this 21 day challenge.
And while I'm aware that the road to enlightenment usually doesn't begin with a John Cusack movie, admit it, many of us (esp 80's girls) would pretty much watch whatever the man appears in. He's the quintessential nice guy. Not the hunkiest guy or the smartest. But the one who wins our heart through his angst and earnestness. To this day, if I'm channel surfing, I will drop all commitments to watch "Say Anything". Lloyd Dobbler holding up that boom box with "In Your Eyes" playing makes my heart melt every single time. I still give a little shout of joy during the couple of scenes he's in "Sixteen Candles". That's how big of a geek fan I am.