Saturday, April 9

Top Tips for a Happy Life #11


Hi everyone! Today's Top Tip comes from what I personally would consider an unlikely source for positive life mantras-- Macbeth!


Weirdly, in some form or another, Macbeth has been in my life nearly every year for about five years. I read it originally for coursework twice at college, two separate modules at uni and briefly in my dissertation, and then since then there's either been a movie out or something happening to keep the Scottish play in my life. It is a favourite of mine, but still somewhat spooky that it seems to follow me quite so much.

Anyway, this week's quote comes from Act 1 Scene 3, spoken by Macbeth himself (I feel incredibly dirty and uncomfortable not referencing correctly at this point in my life).

"Come what come may/Time and the hour runs through the roughest day"

Personally, I find this to be an amusingly positive adage to come out of Macbeth; quite Que Sera, Sera for a bloodthirsty usurper, but it is what it is. I take it to mean something along the lines of, 'what happens, happens, even if you're having a crap day, eventually it will be over'. Something always good to remember. Nelly Furtado did say in her 2006 banger of the same name, "all good things come to an end", but fortunately, bad things end too :) Who would have thought Macbeth was more of a positive life model (not really) than Nelly Furtado (really not really)?

I hope you've been enjoying this format so far, let me know :)

Until next time,
Steph

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