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I posted this on my Tumblr last night, but I thought I'd share it here too (since I don't have many followers there).

We all know that Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are full of lessons that we can apply to our lives. But I just thought of one for the first time, one so obvious I never realized it could apply to the audience as well as the characters:

Korra struggles so much with recognizing her worth separate from her identity as the Avatar. Maybe the lesson we are supposed to take from this conundrum is that WHO we are matters more than WHAT we are. A lot of adults in our world try to define themselves and others in terms of their professions, but a person is more than just what they do for a living. Su points out that a single person can have many roles, talents, and interests. To define Korra simply as “The Avatar” gives her some credit, but it says nothing about who she is as a person  (headstrong, fierce, empathetic, confident, vulnerable, quick-tempered, friendly). Introducing someone as “a lawyer” or “a writer” or “a teacher” or “a grocer” only tells us a fraction of who they are, yet tricks us into believing that is the majority or entirety of who they are.

Maria Shriver explored this concept of identity and self-worth in her book Just Who Will You Be? The big question of growing up, she argues, is not to figure out WHAT you want to be, but WHO you want to be.


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I can call myself an artist, because I have a talent in writing and an interest in photography. I have FanFiction.Net and accounts (under the same username, JackieStarSister) for displaying a portion of my creative writing. (I save my best ideas for future use in published novels.)

I use this DeviantArt account to display my budding photography, make fanart collages for my favorite television shows (see my gallery to guess what they are), and so I can actually review other people’s artwork and organize collections of my favorite pieces. I wish I were more visually artistic; I respect and envy artists that use traditional mediums.

This is my method for making digital collages: I copy and paste pictures from the Internet into a word document, arrange them to my liking, and then take a screenshot.

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Thank you very much for the llama! ^^
Quelchii Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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RobinTheBard Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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uki--uki Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
i saw this and remind you: image
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