Alfie’s A Hundred Quotes (#017): I’ve GoT Contentment On Failed Expectations

“Life is about having a lot of questions that are mostly rhetorical in nature. Having these questions in our heart make us look forward to the future with a lot of pleasurable uncertainties, challenges, excitement, and that sense of fulfilment as we get there, the future that we expect and hope to happen.”

ALFIE TILAN

(24-May-2019)

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Beyond the fulfilment of our dreams lie a full sense of our own security towards the future …

….or maybe not, because sometimes our (selfless) dreams may pertain to others’ well-being.

Most of the time, no matter how dedicated we are to accomplish (along the way) what’d be needed to fulfil our dreams (or wishes), at the end of the journey, we do still have this sense of acceptance if ever our dreams don’t come true.

This is what isolates our dreams from our own expectations… the way we’d handle the sense of acceptance.

This week’s “uproar” of Game of Thrones (GoT) fanatics toward the very popular TV Series’ ending or finale that was aired on Monday, 20th of May, 2019 (AEST) is a perfect example of lack of contentment (by GoT fans on the show’s ending) due to failed expectations on how the series should end (according to them).

Just to point out on how massive the effect of (their) failed expectations is, apparently, more than a million (GoT) fans online have signed a petition for the show’s creators/producers/writers/directors to “revise” and “re-shoot” the final episode and come up with an acceptable ending.

Seriously? Are you really “expecting” that the team behind GoT will even think about going back to the drawing board just because a lot of people agree that the finale should’ve been revised?

For some reason, I sincerely loved the ending, I felt the overwhelming peace in all the major characters’ eyes before the credits were shown for theast time in Season 08, Episode 06.

Sure there were a LOT of questions (and I prefer not to mention them here for SPOILERS’s sake), but.. life is about having a lot of questions that are mostly rhetorical in nature. Having these questions in our heart make us look forward to the future with a lot of pleasurable uncertainties, challenges, excitement, and that sense of fulfilment as we get there, the future that we expect and hope to happen.

What overwhelmed me about the GoT ending, as a fan and the mere fact that there were a lot of unanswered questions, I feel (yes, I still feel it here in my heart) like I was given the opportunity by the show’s ending to create my own conclusion. Which means that I was spared from being “spoon-fed” with all my expectations fulfilled through (probably) GoT’s “desirable” ending.

My final point:

Sophie Turner, one of the lead actresses in the series who played the character Sansa Stark has come out through social media and slammed the clamour to revise the ending… she cited RESPECT to the show’s writers, producers, writers, directors and everyone who became part of the show since it first aired in HBO (Season 1) from way back 2011.

Salute to you Miss Sophie Turner.

To everyone involved in Game of Thrones… especially the Writers, Program Creators, Directors, The Cast, the Utility and all People behind the camera, and HBO…. thank you!

You have my utmost respect.

Alfie Tilan

(24-05-2019)

Author: On Love, Family, and Life's Journey (by: Alfie Tilan)

I am a Professional Chartered Engineer who value Love (God), Family (my Wife, my two Children, plus of course all our relatives), Life (the Journey that go with all my life's events that can be deemed as the good, the bad, the not so bad, and more importantly, the lessons we take from all those experiences).

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