Like any nerd and creative, “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was a formative part of my youth. It’s the television series that got me into fiction writing and video editing, and here I am making one of those things my career all these years later. I know thousands of people relate to that and that’s why “Avatar: The Last Airbender” was such a cultural reset and moment. I watched this video, and could still quote almost everything all these years later.
Granted it’s because I did a rewatch like, two months ago but y’know whatever.
Given that millennials are also super open about talking about their mental health compared to our parents’ generation, I think it’s fair to say that whatever character you do relate to the most says not just something about your mental health and psyche, but also about the typical advice you probably get from a therapist.
Don’t believe me?
See for yourself.
Here’s what advice your therapist probably gives you based off of your favorite “Avatar: The Last Airbender” character:
“It’s not your job to take care of everyone. No one asked you to be the ‘mom’ friend. You adopted that due to your innate need to take care of everyone around you, perhaps because you don’t feel people took care of you when you needed it most. Allow people to be responsible for themselves, and focus on yourself. It’s not selfish, promise.”
“You need attention, and that’s fine. If you want in on a secret, we all need attention. It’s a very human trait. Don’t punish yourself for it. In fact, don’t feel bad asking for it instead of acting out in hopes that you’ll get it. There’s nothing wrong with being ‘needy’ or wanting to be ‘loved,’ so stop punishing yourself for it.”
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