LotR has taught me that reading is worth turning in that paper a day late. It has taught me what little wisdom I have (some call it cynicism). It has taught me to doubt myself and to know that life is only as grand as the little things which it is made of. It has taught me to be grateful for what I have, and more grateful for what I do not have. But most of all it has taught me that even the week may rise up and shake the towers of the mighty down to their foundations.
More learned, more intelligent on words, phrases, old British, and great exciting tales were the yarn is terrible, mysterious, and wonderful all in the same moment. A great piece of literature, would always like to remember these books until i die. Never has books affected me like the lotr's and tolkien's books.
Thank you for your replies, oh Sons of Feanor!
You have given me some good material. What I would also like is some personal example.
Something like: Well for starters, your connection with others here at P-T and/or others in real life. Did LOTR teach you any sense of life-ethics? Can you give specific examples? Did it give you a sense of a better way of living?
For me, I know that Elrond and Arwen taught me about the bonding of parent and child, and made me a better, more involved parent. Aragorn taught me what true nobility was - and what to look for in a man.
I think my sense of values at an early age certainly came from LOTR. While others were doing pretty much anything, there was something that held me back from certain behaviour and I am glad now that I am older!
Your thoughts and experiences would be of great value.
well, maybe it stopped me from being a juvenile, or maybe it has made me a better person and PT and JRR has changed my life. Well someone here changed my life here although i will not say who because i do not want to make them be embarassed. So yeah, it changed my life recently here too.
Your words warm my heart, Amras.
Yes, I was a regular at P-T some years ago. I think my (somewhat out of date) profile is still in the council alumni. I am much older and perhaps a little wiser now, but I don't get in to P-T as much as I used to.
P-T was a very important part of my life back then too. I am glad to hear that the spirit of this site continues.:D I became a Tolkien-fan when I was 12 and it definitely changed my life and the path of my life since. The core goal of my thesis is to see if this is the same for others.
I think this site and pages like it demonstrate how important and influential Tolkien's work is. Thank all that is good for this wonderful body of work!
May the stars shine upon your path, Amras.
May the wind of Manwe sail along with thee Allyssa. Thanks for the kind words too. As some of you may know, i joined in sept. of 2013, at first i was a idiot, but then some very great people changed my life. The People here are different from others, one thing is integrity. And many here, like Allyssa, who is a veteran, instilled this to others besides it being a rule. And also, the creatures here from rivendell to Osgiliath have joined this website with peace, love, and Tolkien spirit. Thanks to the veteran, like Allyssa, this is still here.
I am no son of Feanor, I am the spirit of fire himself. It is nice to see an old member return, and while you may not know of me I know of you (a bit). I read and am reading through the old threads, and I remember seeing your name a few times during the plastic dynasty.
Amras, you were never an idiot, just a bit hasty.
Anyway, how has LotR changed me? First, is it just LotR or the sil and others included? I think perhaps the most important character for me is Gandalf. He is willing to admit to himself and to others that Middle-Earth is basically screwed, but keeps on fighting. These are both very important qualities that have made me do essentially the same thing. I am capable of both knowing when I am being stupid and not letting that stop me from doing whatever I am doing.
Another character I learned a lot from was Denethor. Similarly, he seems to know that his enemies are far greater than him without just giving up (until he does). There are a whole heap more from the sil, but I will wait to hear if the sil is in or not.
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