Let Jon Snow 'From 'Game Of Thrones' Explain 2015 In His Own Wise Words
A lot of confusing, depressing things happened in 2015. It was a year full of tragedies not only in the U.S., but also all around the world. But, it was also a year full of hope, like when water was found on the moon, climate deals were reached by 200 nations, and same-sex marriage was made legal in all 50 states. With all the good and all the bad, it's a lot to take in. And, usually, my way to take it all in is to marathon some of my favorite shows as a means of distraction — which is why Jon Snow, the hottie with the mostest from Game of Thrones is here to save the day, much like he does on many episodes of the series itself. My hero.
Despite his doomed lover Ygritte's thoughts on the matter, Jon Snow knows a whole lot. He knows how to use a sword ("stick them with the pointy end"), how to stare into the abyss with those beautiful brown eyes in a way that makes my heart lurch, and how to befriend the weird kids on The Night's Watch. So, that in mind, I think Jon is actually the perfect person to help explain all of the events that went down in 2015 — his words can help us all make sense of everything, at least in some way.
So, here are a few Jon Snow quotes to help us understand what went down in 2015, because that boy is just a lovely presence to have with you at all times.
1. "They were born on the wrong side of the wall. That doesn't make them monsters."
Just because we are lucky enough to be born in a privileged nation — or, you know on the Seven Kingdoms side of The Wall — doesn't mean we are any better or worse than anyone else around the world.
2. "The more you give a king, the more he wants."
It can be argued that Drake is the king of hip hop right now. With each success he wants more and more to do whatever he wants — including weird dances like the one in the "Hotline Bling" music video.
3. "I want to fight for a side that fights for the living."
After endless debates about Planned Parenthood this year, I can't help but think about Jon's dedication to fighting for the living. Jon Snow proves he knows what's up once again.
4. "Not all girls are like you."
OK, so this quote is referring to Ygritte, Jon Snow's star-crossed and doomed love. But... I'm going to use it to apply to 2015 as the year of feminism and womanhood. Yayyy girls!
5. "We're not here to fight. We're here to talk."
At the COP21 climate change meeting, 200 nations put aside their differences to talk out the very real problem of climate change. Good job, world leaders.
6. "Sometimes there are no happy choices, Sam. Only ones less grievous than others."
Gun control is a tough issue: One on hand, it's in the Constitution that we have the right to bear arms. On the other hand, people can buy assault rifles more easily than they can get a drivers license. And I know, because I failed my drivers license test four times.
7. "Gods, the girls loved him. I wanted to hate him but I never could."
At first I was like, who is this Bernie Sanders guy who's going to take votes away from my Hilary? Then I was like, hmm, everybody else likes him — maybe I should look into this.
As Jon Snow has proven time and time again, he knows a lot more than nothing. Thanks for always keeping it real — bless you Jon Snow, you beautiful, beautiful... probably dead man.
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