Alex Glow edited this page Apr 8, 2017 · 28 revisions

Friends, family, places you care about.
Things you've invested your time and heart into.
Physical and mental artifacts thereof.

Be good to your friends, and gracious to any opponents you may have. (Yeah, that's not always possible. But that's why we have ideals, right? This is a mythology. I'm not fighting fricking Gorgons over here.)

Your afterlife is in your roots. I'm not really into the whole "consciousness continues after death". But all the little ways you impact the lives of those around you, all of these continue to affect their actions and stories and mannerisms after you leave, whether you're living or not. And this influences their interactions with other people, and your echo ripples on throughout humanity.
In a purely selfish light, supporting others makes you feel better about yourself. You become more awesome when you're able to help others do cool things. It's a bonus for everybody!

In the same way, build roots by letting yourself absorb parts of your community: values, shared experiences, points of view. You'll be richer!

You know that feeling you get, when you're into somebody - how everything they do and like becomes much more fascinating? Suddenly, you have an urge to explore that weird stuff they're into. That's amazing!
Even unrequited love doesn't mean you come away with nothing. Exploit your sudden delight in these new things. Build yourself up with it, and you'll always get something out of a romantic experience.


Roots balance adventure! You need them as a place to come back to, to give you courage for adventures. When you've positioned yourself strongly, you have more leeway to take risks.

Indomitable spirit is not a purely individualistic trait. It's based just as much on having your own support network - or, even better, a variety of support networks. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, and all that. (Incidentally, this is why cults like the Jehovah's Witnesses are so poisonous: they cut you off from your existing support networks, and replace them with a monolithic and tyrannical one.)




This one pretty clearly implies different support structures you can build up.
But it mainly comes from the Hackpen Hill crop circle, which I visited in 2012 with my sibling, in the county where we were born.

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