Most of us know that after 2 years of waiting, the season premiere of season 8 of Game of Thrones came on last night. Myself, as well as millions of other people, have been waiting for this final season of what we believe is an epic show. Others have never watched a single episode. So for that small number of people, I will give the most basic of SPOILERS that I can give. Are you ready? Try to keep up! There are 7 kingdoms, one throne, and no legitimate ruler! Boom! That’s it.
It gets a little more complicated with the many characters in the story line. There is an evil, incestuous queen who currently sits on the throne, and most of us can agree that it is time for someone…anyone else to take her place as ruler of the 7 kingdoms. Most of us, “Game of Throners” have an idea of who we believe will end up on the Iron Throne *cough* Jon Snow *cough*. There are also some really unique characters that although are pretty awesome, they might not be the best rulers; like the Night King, a cold-hearted, dragon riding, mute who creates and controls zombies who are created in the cold. And we definitely cannot forget about Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Mother of Dragons. That’s right! This lady has two pet dragons. She’s also incestuous but the fact that she has dragons trumps her flaws in my book.
But, why is everyone going after this throne? What is the purpose of being the ruler? Is it the fame? Is it the glory? Or is it the power? Like many historical figures that we learn about in school, these fictional characters are willing to give up everything for the power that comes with sitting upon the Iron Throne. What it must be like to have power! I can’t say that I have had dreams of conquering nations to rule as king, but I do wonder what it might be like to sit in the boss’s chair. I would speak, and people would listen. I would lead, and people would follow. I would be respected out of love by some, but more importantly, out of fear by others. I would be free to do what I wanted, say what I wanted, and be who I wanted. And so, I too, find myself playing the game for power.
So often, we focus on the power that we don’t have that we forget about the power that we already possess. There are so many things that happen around us that we just accept because we often feel like we don’t have any control over them. One of the greatest things that we have control/power over is our own happiness. We often time get complacent with life’s unhappiness. We stay in that unhealthy relationship because we don’t want to be the bad guy who ends it or who gave up. We stay in that dead end job because we are too afraid to try something else or we believe that we will fail if we try. And so we remain lifeless and unhappy waiting for life to pass us by. We neglect that one of the greatest powers that we possess, is the power to change. We don’t have to wait for things to happen, but we can make them happen. Find the things in your life that hinder you from finding the power that you seek. You are the king or queen of your own life. Play the game, win, and every chair you choose to sit in can be your throne.