Mom? I don’t know if you can hear me. But I’m scared. I’m so scared mom.
I’ve heard a great deal about you, Fa Mulan. You stole your father’s armor, ran away from home, impersonated a soldier, deceived your commanding officer, dishonored the Chinese Army, destroyed my palace, and… you have saved us all.
Ansel Elgort at ‘Divergent’ premiere (March 3, 2014)
The world isn’t divided into the special and the ordinary. Everyone has the potential to be extraordinary. As long as you have a soul and free will, you can be anything, do anything, choose anything.
And he knew exactly what it meant about the whole being greater than the sum of its parts! He said it was the same with people. But sometimes with people, the whole could be less. I thought that was pretty interesting. I started looking at people I’d known since elementary school- trying to figure out if they were more or less than the sum of their parts. Chet was right. A lot of them were less. Of all my classmates, the one person I couldn’t seem to place was Bryce. Until recently, I would have said with absolute certainty that he was greater, far greater, than the sum of his parts. But now, I wasn’t so sure.