Thursday, July 18, 2013

Community: Great show, or greatest show? :)

You know what makes people different from animals? We're the only species on Earth that observes Shark Week. Sharks don't even observe Shark Week; but we do. For the same reason, I can pick up this pencil, tell you its name is Steve, and then go like this; *snap*


And part of you dies just a little bit on the inside.

Because people can connect with anything. We can sympathise with a pencil, we can forgive a shark, and we can give Ben Affleck an Academy Award for Screenwriting. People can find the good in just about anything except themselves.

Look at me: It's clear, to all of you, that I am awesome. But I can never admit that, because that would make me a jerk. But what I can do is see what makes Annie awesome. She's driven. We need driven people, or the lights go out and the ice cream melts. 

And Troy! Who cares if Troy thinks he's all that? Maybe he is. Do you think astronauts go to the moon because they hate oxygen? No. They're trying to impress their high school's prom king.

And Abed, Abed's a shaman. You ask him to pass the salt, he gives you a bowl of soup. Because, you know what? Soup is better. Abed is better.

You are all better than you think you are. You are just designed not to believe it when you hear it from yourself.

I want you to look to the person sitting next to you. I want you to extend to that person the same compassion you extend to sharks, pencils, and Ben Affleck. I want you to say to that person, 'I forgive you.'

You've just stopped being a study group. You've become something unstoppable. I hereby pronounce you a Community.

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