Months ago I read the book Divergent by Veronica Roth with my book club and it ignited great discussion. Monday night I had the opportunity to see the movie with my book club girls. I have to say, I’m a fan. I’m not one of those people who gets upset if the book and movie don’t match. Different versions of an interesting story are fine with me.
With the debut of the movie came fun social media promotions. According to the first survey I took, I should belong to the Amity faction. Then I found a different set of questions and got Abnegation. Apparently my test results are inconclusive.
Click here for the quiz if you are interested:
Still I have to agree with Four,”I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind. Well, I’m still working on kind.”
Bravery, selflessness, intelligence, honesty and kindness are a recipe for a good coach. One of the things I love about this job is that every day is different. Thursday called on my selflessness and kindness. Today required bravery and honesty.
I’m curious what you think. What other factions contribute to a good coach? How do we acquire the attributes of another faction?
Here are a few other quotes that connect Divergent to our work:
“Becoming fearless isn’t the point. That’s impossible. It’s learning how to control your fear, and how to be free from it.”
“But I will find new habits, new thoughts, new rules. I will become something else.”
“A brave (person) acknowledges the strength of others.”
“Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”
“We believe in ordinary acts of bravery, in the courage that drives one person to stand up for another.”
“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.”