from peacelover

“Just remember, if you flinch from your destiny, you’ll never achieve your true greatness — you didn’t choose to be chosen, but being chosen means you have to choose.”

Charlie Jane Anders

 

This is a fucking awesome quote.

 

 

I had no idea who Charlie Jane Anders was when I read this quote and I am now glad I found out who she is.

 

She is an American transgender fiction author and commentator.

She has written several books and is the publisher of other magazine (the “magazine of pop culture and politics for the new outcasts“).

 

note: she also has one of the best and most clever websites I have ever seen

http://charliejane.com/

Anyway.

 

I am glad I did some research because I gained a better perspective on the depth of this quote.

 

On its surface I just liked it.

 

I like the thought of it.

 

I like the truth of it.

 

I like the circumspection aspect of it.

 

I like the aspirational perspective of it (I do believe each of us has a destiny if we elect to achieve it).

 

And I like the simplicity … and complexity within .. of it.

 

 

 

But.

 

Coming from her point of view brings this quote to an entirely different level.

 

 

It shifts from merely communicating in platitudes to generating a deeper understanding that life chooses your destiny for you, everyone is included in that “you,” but its up to you to choose whether you accept your destiny.

 

 

And she says it well … it is easy to flinch from your destiny.

Very easy.

 

And it is easy to see how she would have flinched. And probably did at some point.

 

And yet this woman who was born in New England and was herself a choirboy.

 

Who has stated that she has been cross dressing since “definitely in my early teens.”

 

Who has also self-identified herself as genderqueer and a trans woman.

 

 

At some point she chose … yes … she chose … to follow the destiny life chose for her.

 

Easy?

 

Yikes.

I imagine not.

 

 

Inspirational?

You bet.

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I respect her. I am envious of her strength of character.

 

 

So … my friends … if she didn’t flinch from her destiny … then none of us have an excuse.

 

None.

 

 

Being chosen means you have to choose.

 

 

So don’t flinch when faced with your destiny.

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