#mutants are a metaphor
People ask why I like the X-Men so much. Shit like this.
I still get chills over this line
I referenced this line in a scholarship paper I wrote and still recall it’s profound impact on me.
"I wish I’d partied a little less. People always say ‘be true to yourself.’ But that’s misleading, because there are two selves. There’s your short term self, and there’s your long term self. And if you’re only true to your short term self, your long term self slowly decays."
It works both ways.