Balsa is Best Girl: Moribito Reflection

I have two questions…

 

Have you watched Moribito yet?

and

Why haven’t you watched it?

 

It is an excellent show from the 2000s era, which was a unique era for anime. This anime has everything you need for a good show, intriguing plot, good action scenes and fantastic characters.

 

What is Moribito?

 

Moribito is an anime about a cursed prince who was supposed to be murdered to save his kingdom, but a female warrior comes to his country and makes a pact with the cursed prince’s mother to protect the prince.

 

Why is Moribito awesome

 

What makes Moribito impressive is the elements of depth and surprise. A lot of older anime have this element; It is what makes anime extremely unique way of storytelling. The portion of storytelling is usually something that may seem random, off-hand, propels the entire story into another realm. With Moribito, the element of surprise is another world. This series not only delves into the culture and how religious matters affect politics. What may seem like just another fighting show on the surface turns into something much more than that.

 

Another part of Moribito that shines is the characters. None of the characters seemed like an antagonist. They were very level-headed, and their motives were easy to relate too. Chaggum, the prince, was a fantastic character. He wasn’t your typical annoying prince or a fairytale like the prince. He had his snobby moments but also moments of leadership. He let his actions speak for him more than his words.

 

Balsa, the main character is another great character.  She expresses her morals and values through everything she does. The way her role is designed down to her fight style tells you more about her than she will say about herself. What makes Balsa amazing is the fact that she is a real ride or dies. She will go to complete a job or protect those she cares about. It does not matter if she is facing an invisible monster or will have a life of running away from royal guards. Balsa will finish what she starts, and I find that quite astonishing.

 

If you like the emotional element of Fullmetal Alchemist or you are looking for an excellent anime from the 2000s era, this is the show for you.

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The “War” on Drugs (Rant and Reflection)

Everything concerning drugs: medical and recreational is messed up. Everyone wants to fight the war on drugs and stop the distribution, we have our DARE programs and commercials.

 

None of this is working obviously …and that is because we don’t address the actual issue.

 

The issue starts in mind, we don’t address mental health while talking about drugs.

 

Mental illness plays a critical role that leads to drug addiction.

 

From my experiences with taking medication for mental illness,

 

The medication isn’t that great.

 

I only took the medication when I wanted too, and when I felt great, I stopped taking it.

 

I am not the only person who struggles with taking medication consistently and honestly it does not make sense to put people who struggle with inconsistency in the first place to take medication.

 

Not only is taking the medication for mental health is negative but also everything that happens after you receive your diagnosis which makes life a lot harder.

 

People view you as different.

 

Some loved ones will never understand

 

And Medicinal Industry sees you as a test subject rather than a human being.

 

The War on drugs is an excuse for not doing better in the mental health field as well as incriminate African Americans.

 

If the United States really wanted to fight the War on Drugs than a good start would be at the root…mental illness.

Being More Conscious

Our minds are clouded by money and other stresses, or you see other people living the life you want to live. It is hard especially when you look at other people with financial freedom, locational freedom and just freedom in general…then there is you….struggling to find or maintain a job, you have dreams that sometimes feel hard to obtain, bills and debt.

It seems like when can you ever catch a break?

Everything else but the right thing is on our mind, so we need to shift focus. I’m not saying quit your day job or anything like that. All I am saying is put your relationship with God before anything. It’s hard for me too. Lately, I’ve been feeling so much pressure around me to start something. I have so many projects that are hard to finish because I acted out of stress. I don’t even enjoy working on my projects anymore. The pressure has been useful in some ways because I have been more productive, but I am doing this because I want what others have. There isn’t anything wrong with being productive but be conscious of why you are productive. Don’t just copy others, be you. Be authentic. Stop trying so hard and stop stressing out over stuff that doesn’t even really matter. It is all temporary. Wait on God and put your spiritual health/ mental health first, everything that is supposed to come will come. Here is how you will do it:

“Cooperating with the will of God and not chasing Dreams”- Tim Storey

Servitude, Holiness and Seeking first the kingdom of God actively instead of chasing after things of this Earth

Go to therapy if you need to

Get your mental health together.

If you don’t have time for anything or you, don’t have the money to do the things that will help you live your best life (such as therapy or even enjoy life) then think of downsizing or pick up a side hustle.

Put your spiritual health and yourself first…everything else will fall in line.