So yesterday I started talking about How I met Your Mother because I wanted to talk about a storyline with Robin.
Without spoiling too much, I’ll go into it a little bit. Robin has to choose between two guys. One is she dating and one who loves her and is also a good friend. She says the same things to both guys: “I’m such a mess. I don’t even know why you like me.”
Robin is usually portrayed as the career woman- strong, independent, and sometimes a little scary. But sometimes her sensitive side is shown. She is unsure of what she wants in life, and whether she deserves good things.
I love this show. It is ridiculous, and sometimes awful in the things it makes fun of, but it does manage to portray some real life scenarios and emotions.
I think we can all be uncertain sometimes. Knowing what you want in life and how to get there can be difficult. How do you battle these uncertainties? Religion? Friends? Work? Setting Goals? Ignoring your worries? There are a lot of options. And while worrying is not a good way to “live in the moment” there is something to be said for planning for the future, right? Just not putting too much stock in those plans? Rolling with the punches is a must.