this is incredible. I actually saw this a few days ago when I was having a really bad day. okay it was a little worse then just a bad day, but...
well the thing I always said I loved about 90's cartoons was that they had kids as the main characters, unlike cartoons before them like captain planet and tmnt that all had adults or teenagers as the role model figures. it showed kids that they could be their own role models, that they could make a difference right here and now. but it's more then just that. having kids as the stars makes the kids that are watching it feel like they are not alone, even if they are.
when I was younger I always related more to Arnold, so much so that I really didn't appreciate the show as much as I should have because the lessons he stood to teach always felt like common sense to me, but as I got older I realize others didn't really see there moral compasses as easily as I did. I always did my best to be a good friend to people, even people that weren't always good friends to me. even though I knew it probably would mean I'd probably get hurt in the end, it didn't matter. not that I let people walk al over me. I didn't do it just to please them. it wasn't about them. it was about the person I wanted to be. if I can make it to my death bed knowing I never let any friend of mine feel like anything less then a human being at my hand I will have done a good job.
do have so social problems, but what with me moving around so often when I was little and being exposed to so many new faces so often I adapted out of necessity. which was great but I never really learned how to sustain a long-term friendship. so when I got depressed in high school and eventually dropped out that was pretty much the end of the part of my life that involved having friends. and I find that I've been very alone for the past few.... years now actually.
but now that I think about it (which I often do) I've never really not been alone much. though I always did my best to make sure my friends new I was there for them I never really got any of it back. I never really had anyone I could go to with my problems. and still don't. one of the many reasons I relate to Helga so much.
this show is more then just a show to me. the characters feel like real friends to me. not because I can turn the show on to forget about my problems, just the opposite. because when I looked at this picture there was a split second I saw my self in it standing were your standing, and I saw myself the way Arnold would have seen me. as a human being. I finally felt like I got some of it back. thank you so much for that.
"it's people like you that give me fate in humanity." that is defiantly the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. thank you. I have a sneaking suspicion you may be one of those people to many others also. (including me of curse) ^^
and don't hesitate to come to me with your problems as well. I love to listen and I never judge.