I miss Bablyon 5 and have been poking through the treasure trove on YouTube recently. I’m not a buy a series on DVD guy, but I think that might be a nice wedding anniversary present for Jennifer next month.
One of my favorite characters from the show was Vir Cotto, the assistant to ambassador Londo Molari. Vir was constantly appalled at the scheming Londo, and Londo annoyed at the proper ethics and peacefulness of Vir… which he saw as weakness.
Over the course of the show, the quite fat Vir, trimmed down a great deal and started gaining some personal strength along the way as well…
Eventually, he gets a very sharp edge and gets what he wants…
But at the end of the day, there never was anything nasty about Vir. He just got better, stronger and firmer. In the end, he made a path from being the sidekick to the diplomatic “joke position” on Babylon 5… all the way to Emperor of the Centauri Republic.
We don’t all get to be Emperor. But we can take a stand for ourselves. Figure out who you are. Decide what you want.
No one else can help you with that.