Game of Thrones Petyr Baelish – Matthew – YouTube Still
CAIRO – 1 September 2017:
In the last episode of season seven of Game of Thrones, Lord Petyr Baelish gave us another one of his life lessons when he said, “sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'how well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?’”
If you are a Mr. Robot fan, these words probably sound familiar to you, as they almost quote the lead character, Elliot Alderson, when he said, “I'm good at reading people. My secret, I look for the worst in them.”
Both Elliot and Little Finger agreed, for once, even though there is a big difference between their characters. This is probably the secret behind their solitude and loneliness.
They both chose not to have friends or be close to anyone, because caring for people is a weakness, they believe. Even if their choices seemed dramatically correct for a period of time, we still see how their mindset led them to their demise and suffering or complete downfall.
Isolating yourself has serious negative effects. It is not possible for all people to be the same, and no one is made of pure evil. You need friends, family and loved ones to count on, cherish and hold dear, not because you are weak, but because life is meant to be shared. You need to look for the best in people because we usually find what we look for. It is exactly the same when you start counting the red cars in the street. You suddenly notice how many of them there are. If you expect evil, you will find evil; if you expect goodness, you shall find it.