Neon Genesis Evangelion, Series

Neon Genesis Evangelion (新世紀エヴァンゲリオン) is a 1995 anime series produced by Studio Gainax and directed by Hideaki Anno. It spawned a manga series, two movies, Evangelion: Death and Rebirth, and The End of Evangelion, and several video games, among othe… more »

Misato:
If you take that into consideration, then perhaps this world isn't that bad.

Shinji:
Still, the reality itself might not be bad, but I could still hate myself.

Hyuga:
: But it's your mind which takes reality and separates it into what's bad and hateful.

Aoba:
It's only the mind which separates reality from truth.

Maya:
Any new position from which you view your reality will change your perception of its nature. It's all literally a matter of perspective.

Kaji:
There are as many truths as there are people.

Kensuke:
But there is only one truth that is your truth. That's the one that's formed by whatever point of view that you chose to view it from. It's a revised perception that protects you.

Toji:
That's true. And one can have a perspective that's far too small.

Hikari:
However, a person can only see things from the perspective that they chose to see them from.

Asuka:
One must learn to judge things via the perceived truths that one receives from others.

Misato:
For example, sunny days make you feel good.

Rei:
Rainy days make you feel gloomy.

Asuka:
If you are told this is so, then that is what you believe is so.

Ritsuko:
But you can have fun on a rainy day as well!

Fuyutsuki:
Your truth can be changed simply by the way you accept it. That's how fragile the truth for a human is.

Kaji:
A person's truth is so simple, that most ignore it to concentrate on what they think are deeper truths.

Gendo:
You, for example, are simply unused to what it is to be liked by others.

Misato:
You've never learned how to deal with fearing what others feel about you and so you avoid it.

Shinji:
But, don't the others hate me?

Asuka:
What are you, stupid? Haven't you realized it's all in your imagination, you megadork!

Shinji:
But, I hate myself.

Rei:
One who truly hates himself cannot love, he cannot place his trust in another.

Shinji:
I'm a coward. I'm cowardly, sneaky and weak.

Misato:
No, only if you think you are, but if you know yourself, you can take care of yourself.

Shinji:
[introspectively] I hate myself. But, maybe, maybe I could love myself. Maybe, my life can have a greater value. That's right!. I am no more or less than myself. I am me! I want to be myself! I want to continue existing in this world! My life is worth living here!

[Shinji's room cracks open and he finds himself on a small blue globe with the cast of the series]

Everyone:
[applauding] Congratulations!

Shinji:
Thank you all!

[last line of the series]

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