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Crowns play tricks on the heads they lie upon

‘Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them’

Tyrion Lannister (GOT)

Just that you do the right thing. The rest doesn’t matter. Cold or warm. Tired or well-rested. Despised or honored

Power can do some strange things as Marcus Aurelius had to remind himself to do the right thing, one can only imagine what power lay at his hands and the temptation it would have come with it.

Modern day we have world leaders despite growing evidence that we do not have a massive killer disease at hand still locking down their citizens

Whether they think they’re doing the right thing or their is something bigger at play I dont know.

(Probably the latter)

What they do is out of our control, we can’t control decisions they make,

But control how we act and react to them.

We can do the right thing

We can protest peacefully, whilst police use their force.

We can read actual science and not the news papers, to educate ourselves and others on what’s actually happening.

Or if you feel it’s the right thing you can stay inside.

Whatever you do, do what you think is the right thing

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And you must drink from it, like it or not

And you must drink from it, like it or not

George RR Martin

Sometimes we have to take responsibility for things we shouldn’t have to do,

Maybe it was someone else’s task, but they failed or got sick or something,

The cup gets passed to us

Regardless of whether we want it not, we have to step up to the plate and take responsibility

Whether that’s acting team leader or stacking shelves, becoming head of household

We can sit and cry about it which won’t change anything or we can step up do our best and make the most out of a bad situation

We can’t control the future but we can control how we respond to it

The full dialogue from GOT (book I’ve not seen the show)

“Brandon. Yes. Brandon would know what to do. He always did. It was all meant for Brandon. You, Winterfell, everything. He was born to be a King’s Hand and a father to queens. I never asked for this cup to pass to me.”

“Perhaps not,” Catelyn said, “but Brandon is dead, and the cup has passed, and you must drink from it, like it or not.”