I’ve run the simulations, Annie. I don’t get married; I don’t invent a billion-dollar website that helps people have sex; I don’t get into Sundance, Slamdance or dance pants - Troy invents dance pants in 2019, but don’t tell him, he needs to stumble onto it himself.
This, for me, is the #1 saddest Community quote - maybe because it’s my own fear of future loneliness and mediocrity vocalized in a succinct and relatable way.
Most of all, though, I’ll remember the idea that we all have a choice, that we can all put off our own destinies or embrace them. We don’t have to put off growing up to be with our friends, just as we don’t have to give up being with our friends to grow up. There’s much more to life than just the same stuff we’ve always known, and when we finally reach the point where we’re ready to head off into our own unknowns, we’ll carry bits and pieces of each other with us all the while. The title of Community has always been a description, yes, of the place where these people met and the kind of world they built for themselves. But it’s also always been a promise, a hope that someday, we’ll all find people who make us feel at home and become parts of a larger, warmer whole. (X)
You have become something unstoppable. If crazy people can’t be at Greendale, where are we supposed to go? I prefer to hang out with cool people. People so cool, they care. If we have to choose between turning on each other or pinning it on some specter with unfinished pen-related business, I’m sorry, but my money’s on “ghost” Caring about a person can be scary. Caring about six people can be a horrifying, embarrassing nightmare, at least for me. But if I can’t say it today, when can I say it? I love you guys. So maybe we are caught in an endless cycle of screw-ups and hurt feelings, but I choose to believe it’s just the universe’s way of molding us into some kind of super group. I settled on a truth today that’s always going to be true: I would do anything for my friends. Helping only ourselves is bad and helping each other is good. You just stop thinking about what’s good for you and start thinking about what’s good for someone else. And you can change the whole game with one move.