5 Great Pieces Of R-Rated Life Advice from the Movies
Not exactly the tips Grandma would give you on graduation day.
May 28, 2012 - 7:00 am
5) Rob: You don’t look at the things that you have, you only look at the stuff that you don’t have. Those guys are right about you – you’re money.
Mike: Then why won’t she call?
Rob: She won’t call because you left. She’s got her own life to deal with, man, and that’s in New York… alright? And she’s a sweet girl, and I love her to pieces, but f*ck her, man. You gotta get on with your life. You gotta let go of the past. And Mikey, when you do, I’m telling you: the future is beautiful, alright? Look out the window. It’s sunny every day here. It’s like Manifest Destiny. Don’t tell me we didn’t make it. We made it! We are here. And everything that is past is prologue to this. All of the sh*t that didn’t kill us is only – you know, all that sh*t. You’re gonna get over it.
Mike: How did you get over it? I mean, how long did it take?
Rob: Sometimes it still hurts. You know how it is, man. It’s like, you wake up every day and it hurts a little bit less, and then you wake up one day and it doesn’t hurt at all. And the funny thing is, is that, this is kinda weird, but it’s like, it’s like you almost miss that pain.
Mike: You miss the pain?
Rob: Yeah, for the same reason that you missed her… because you lived with it for so long.
No matter how much of a glass-half-full, optimistic, “don’t worry, be happy” sort of fellow you are, life is going to eventually knock you flat on your behind and it’s going to hurt like hell. When that happens, it’s nice to try to stay positive and know that other people care, but at the end of the day, only God and time can heal the wound. No matter how much it hurts, just give it enough time and it’ll get better.