Hey everyone, it’s the 11th OWLS tour for the year. Thank for following us through out the months reading and contributing your thoughts on our thoughts.
It’s been an amazing year, definitely a roller coaster both good and bad. And it’s coming to an end.
We have been busy reorganizing the blog and getting everything better, hope you are liking our new look by the way but I saw the topic for this month and I just had to take time for this one. Plus it’s my birthday today so wanted to write a post for all of you and what better than an OWL post.
The topic we have been talking about this month is something we have all been through and it is “Failure“.
One of the best ways we can learn is through failure. This month we will be talking about the failures of our favorite characters in pop culture media and what we can learn from them. We will also reflect on our own mistakes and failures and how those experiences have allowed us to grow as human beings.
It’s something I personally have gone through a lot of especially in my earlier life. Failure is hard and painful, it can happen at any point as you aim for something you want.
For me, I think the hard part about failure is the doubt it gives you. The hopelessness that maybe you are just not good enough.
Failure can define you, destroy you or strengthen you and for me, a character that goes through each of these is;
17-year-old Subaru Natsuki a shut-in and gamer. Whose transported to a fantasy world has he leaves a convenience store.
Where he meets the beautiful Emilia, whose in search of her stolen possession and saves him from some hoodlums. The two hit it off after that and to thank her, he decides to help her look for her missing possession.
During their search for it, they are murdered. Subaru Natsuki wakes up to the moment of being harassed by the hoodlums and Emilia saving him, realising he has the ability he calls “Returns By Death” -the ability to resurrect after death.
Meeting Emilia changes Subaru Natsuki from a guy who takes the easy way out of things to a loyal person who is always willing to help the people he cares about.
Helping the people he cares about sometimes forces him to take the path that’s not easy and filled with failure after failure. Some failures he’s able to reset sometimes while others he has to learn to live with no matter how hard. This really tests his resolve to always get back up no matter how many times he fails.
He learns that even if you are blessed with a magnificent power, sometimes you still need to put in a lot of hard work and sometimes even then it’s not about being a one-man army, you still need the support of others to try to avoid failure.
And even then failure might still happen but the work done in self-improvement is something failure can never take away. The fear of failure or failure it’s self is really what pushes us to be better than what we currently are. So maybe failure is not so bad.
He realizes no matter where you are, failure is a thing in any world even a fantasy world. As long as you aim for a dream – resolve, support and just realizing that failure is not necessarily a bad thing but a stage of growth, learning and humbleness are one of the things we must learn to have, as we work to make a dream reality.
I really feel the way Subaru acts in his earlier life before being transported to the fantasy world was a safety mechanism, I mean you can never fail if you never try at anything. Failure is a hard pill to swallow, most of us can end up choking on it sometimes.
Failure has friends and comes with a lot of emotions that make you really feel less than. But under all this, if we can look really close it’s also a learning stage a place for growth which Subaru eventually realizes and truly becoming Emilia’s knight.
When is the second season of Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World coming out you asked?
For all of us, that love Re:ZERO – Starting Life in Another World, the second season should start beginning of 2020 maybe debuting Winter 2020 season.
Thank you so much for reading, sticking around to the end of my ramblings and thoughts on failure. Leave comments I would love to hear your thoughts on the topic.
Be sure to read Lyn’s post on this topic. Also if you haven’t already check out Pinkie’s post Never a failure. Always a Lesson. You should. They are amazing bloggers who’s thoughts on the topic failure will be an interesting read.
20 something year old, spending a lot of free time watching anime, playing video games, reading manga, and meeting new people.
Love battle shounen, slice of life, comedy, horror or anything that has an interesting plot.