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What GoT Would Be Like if the Characters Used Social Media

What GoT Would Be Like if the Characters Used Social Media

Just the mere mention of Game of Thrones (GoT), one of the biggest shows in TV history, sends people into a frenzy. Everyone has an opinion, including the people who don’t watch it. Yes, GoT is that good.

Imagine what GoT would be like in 2017. What would the fictional characters have to say if they could use social media? Let’s face it: secretly, we all want to be riding under a banner trying desperately to claim the throne.

Dressed in medieval garb and sporting trendy hairstyles, men all over the world would be vying for a chance to marry Daenerys Targaryen. And, who wouldn’t? She makes Kim Kardashian seem rather ordinary. Not to mention, she is the mother of dragons. Dragons, people.

Let’s face it, sending a message by social media sure beats trudging through the snow for years being chased by angry dead people.

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How would GoT characters fare if they had access to social media?

Sansa Stark

Sansa was quite shallow at the beginning of the show. She was concerned only with her social status and beauty.

Think Mean Girls meets Westeros. There is no doubt that her Twitter feed would consist of teenage crushes and disdain at her brother’s inability to listen to her advice.

Something like, “OMG Anthony Weiner just texted me! Why do I always pick the worst guys?” or “Ugh, Jon sucks! I saved his ass and now he’s crowned King of the North. Hopefully, Baelish’s offer still stands…I am not going back there.”

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Jon Snow

Jon’s constant need to do the right thing has made him a fan favorite. In fact, they won’t let him die. But then, he is a bit “doom-and-gloom” at times, and he takes everything too seriously.

Jon’s tweets are likely to state what dire straits we are all in. “Trump is President, the UK has abandoned Europe, Russia is hacking the Net, and Winter is here.”

He’ll be sure to include some self-deprecating comments about what the right thing to do next will be. “Yes, I defeated Bolton and I am King of the North. Anyone else would’ve done the same thing. No time to celebrate, I’ve got to go build a wall, find Hilary and lock her up. Once I am King, I will make it all great again.”

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Tyrion Lannister

Tyrion’s wit is well known in Westeros, along with his admiration of women. You can always count on him to find humor in any situation and to always have his mind in the gutter. His tweets are bound to be funny, sexy and mocking. “Cersei has just had a MASSIVE tantrum and trashed the place. Jaime has been neglecting her again. She’s just discovered I’ve pinched all her wine and signed her up for an assertiveness gig on coachingjobs.com.”

Cersei Lannister

Cersei is a harsh, vengeful character. She has strong feelings of hatred for most people around her. In contrast, she does care about the people she loves fiercely. There is no middle ground where her emotions are.

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Her feed would verge on the inappropriate. Rants about incompetence would be common. “Why, oh why must I be surrounded by idiots? The next time I hear something stupid I’m going to burn this place to the ground!” This along with something a bit suggestive without being too full on – “Hey bro, what you up to tonight? Want to Netflix and chill with me?” Whatever she’s tweeting, she is not the person you want to enter into a Twitter war with. She’ll tear you down with her words or come after you in real life to exact her revenge!

But, then again, she has not met Lady Mormont. Now that would be a Twitter battle for the ages.

If this sounds all too familiar, it should. After all, life imitates art. Perhaps that is why everyone seems to love this show so much. We see too much of ourselves in these characters. Imagine how other famous people shape who we are and who will become. GoT help us all!

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Last Updated on August 16, 2018

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

3. Get comfortable with discomfort

One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

4. See failure as a teacher

Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

5. Take baby steps

Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

6. Hang out with risk takers

There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

10. Focus on the fun

Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

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