I’m guessing you mean the Marcus Aurelius one, haha?
WELL. In case you weren’t here for it, lemme just give some backstory. I went on a whole fuck impossible post binge one night. I had a lot of feelings about it, and that particular quote really encapsulates what I feel about all this.
I can’t stand when people let their own limitations dictate what’s possible for everyone else. I actually want to be mean about it. I want to make those people feel as small and petty and useless as they act.
But instead of doing that, I reblog that quote every day. I do it for myself, to vent a little bit. I do it to shove the message into the faces of the people who think they are the standard by which we all should be measured, and anything that exceeds their own mediocre efforts must be impossible.
Maybe most importantly, I do it because there are a lot of great people out there who see those…feckless good-for-nothings…saying “I can’t do this, so neither can you.”
And like…some of those people don’t look as absolutely worthless as they really are. Sometimes those people are popular, or look like they have their shit together, or they’re otherwise competent, and that makes people go “Oh, they must know what they’re talking about and I should listen to them.” even when they shouldn’t. Sometimes those people are looked up to and their word has weight.
Or maybe they’re not, but they’re part of this cacophony of pessimistic and negative bullshit that has nothing to do with what anyone else’s ability and potential may be.
And so for those people, who see that every day, and start to believe it, I reblog that quote to break up the noise. Because maybe if they think “fuck impossible” enough they won’t get discouraged from finding their own greatness by some random unexceptional jackass saying they can’t.