For the past month or so I have been watching Buffy: The Vampire Slayer with my fiance. This is my first time watching it through (probably her twentieth) and if you have never seen Buffy, let me give you a little heads up…the first season sucks, but it gets a lot better after that!! It is a lot like the newer seasons of Doctor Who! But I am not writing this to write about why you should or should not watch Buffy, or Doctor Who for that matter. What I want to focus on is something that I noticed while watching Buffy. (And yes, this does count as a superhero!! There is not only at TV show, but also a comic book series, therefore, she is a superhero…lawyered!)
So what have I noticed while watching Buffy? Unbalance. What do I mean by that? Like many students, she has school, work (we will call her slaying vampires and demons to be work), and the want to hang out with friends. However, because she has put her focus so much on her work and wanting to hang out with friends and puts her education on the back burner, however she has such great potential.
Thus, she is unbalanced. It is kind of like the college triangle. I don’t know if you have ever heard or seen it, but here it is. The way it works is simple: when it comes between good grades, a social life, or enough sleep, you can only pick two. Because Buffy is so focused on her work and have a social life, she has chosen her two. But this is what I have come to learn…you really do not need to choose two! College, life, anything you do, you do not need to choose only a certain number of things because someone has said that is how it works. Whether referring to college, work, or life, you can make it work. It is all about looking at your priorities and what you find to be important. Just looking at college, if you want to get good grade, have a social life, and get enough sleep, you can make it work. All that it means is that there are certain things that you may have to give up. Maybe you cannot party every day of the weekend, maybe you only get six hours of sleep rather than eight. The point is, you make sacrifices, you do what you need to do to get the things you want to get done.
The point is, the triangle means nothing. It is more like this: pick what you need, pick what is important to you and what you want and need and then go get it. Don’t let someone else tell you that you cannot have all that you want, because that is horse crap! Yes, you may have to sacrifice sometime and some things, but that does not mean that you have to give up anything that you want and/or need. So go forth and accomplish all that you want, make the world a better place and have a wonderful time in college. While Buffy is very unbalanced, that does not mean that you have to be or even give up anything that you want. But hey, Buffy the Vampire Slayer still is a good show, so she does have that going for her!