What Have We Learned From Spencer James? By Marc Lacy
ALL-AMERICAN (NEFLIX SERIES): WHAT HAVE WE ALL LEARNED FROM SPENCER JAMES???
I don't have to tell you what a smashing success this Netflix series has been. And honestly, I'm not here to tell you about the series itself. I'd like to focus on the character, Spencer James, played brilliantly by Daniel Ezra. During my binge watching of this series, I really studied Spencer James (even though the show is full of other brilliant and complicated lead and supporting characters). There's a LOT that we can all take away from this young man. I must say, out of all the dramas that I've watched over the years whether on the big screen, TV, or made for the internet, this character by far is the strongest and most compelling in terms of purpose, being, gifts, and flaws. That said, please allow me to get to the crux of it all.
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED FROM SPENCER JAMES?
1. You do not have to be the damn hero all the time.
2. Being too loyal can create immediate problems for self, and long-term issues for all parties involved.
3. Misplaced anger can be deadly.
4. Hard work always pays off, but sometimes not in the manner in which we planned it.
5. Running to save others while running from one's own problems will only compound deep-seated issues long term.
6. Not everyone wants to be saved, they just may want you to take time away from your goals in attempting to save them.
7. It is not your fault if you have things to celebrate and the next person does not.
8. Giving it all you got HURTS, sometimes.
9. Keeping it 100 all the time can and will cause discomfort for you and for everyone else.
10. When people walk out of your life, holding on to that anger can take years off yours.
BONUS: Whenever an overachiever is nearby, there will ALWAYS be the prospect of jealousy.
BONUS 2: If your significant other sees something super special in you, SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE...and it can be good as well as bad.
BONUS 3: Even though real love should always feel right, those involved may not necessarily act right...
WHAT ELSE DOES SPENCER SHOW US?