Welcome to the first lonely hero on our list. Arya Stark, from the series “Game of Thrones” is a true pioneer in the field of loneliness, despite being only a child. She may not possess all of the wisdom and experience necessary to make all of the right decisions, but what she lacks in understanding, she makes up for in her willingness to fight for what she firmly believes in.
Her life experience has been wrought with tragedy–her father and most of her family have been killed off. She has been separated time and time again from those she has grown so close too. Due to her being so young, she lacks the physical strength and swordsmanship expertise to be an effective adversary to her mostly seasoned or well guarded enemies…
…fret not though. Arya Stark becomes the series’ notorious throat stabbing badass.
The beauty of Arya Stark is that she finds a way to adapt to her situation with great precision. In times of loneliness, it really becomes difficult to find our way, as we have essentially lost our footing, whether it be to losing cherished ones or for whatever reason, finding it difficult to fit in and be understood by those around us. The willingness to fight hard to connect with those around us is essential to escaping our, at times, lonely existence.
We can learn so much from Arya Stark–the road of a lonely person is extremely punishing and difficult to navigate. Regardless of whatever shit life throws our way (and boy does that happen often…) it’s up to us whether or not we choose to fight for a better life for ourselves, or give in.
After everything Arya Stark has been through…do you honestly see her throwing in the towel? No? Great. So why should we?
Let’s follow her example.
(Just..ya know…minus the stabby stabs)