Who said it?: Daria Morgendorffer
The story behind the quote: This is my second post with a quote from the MTV animated television show Daria. Daria, even though she is a pessimistic but observant teenager, she does manage to impart a lot of wisdom throughout the series’ 5 seasons.
The quote comes from the swan song of the entire series. “Is It College Yet?” is actually the second TV movie. As Daria graduates from high school, she has to make some big decisions such as what to do with her boyfriend, which college to go to and so on.
During the graduation ceremony, she is awarded the special Dian Fossey award for her academic achievements. While she could have just gave a cynical speech about the future, she actually dispenses some helpful advice to her classmates and fellow graduates.
In all honesty, I really wanted to put her entire speech as the quote but it would be too long. But, you will get the gist of her message from the first few lines she says…
Geek wisdom: We all have our own beliefs and people will try to bend you into believing that they’re wrong. While it’s okay to “stand up” to these people, we shouldn’t stubbornly cling to our opinions when they are proven to be incorrect.
We should be able to accept, as flawed individuals, we are prone to mistakes and part of being human is owning up to our own mistakes and making the necessary changes when we are proven wrong.
Oh, and take the time to enjoy a slice of pizza once in a while.