Spike: "You know, it's kinda weird. No matter how many times others tell you you're great, all the praise in the world means nothing if you don't feel it inside. Sometimes to feel good about yourself, you gotta let go of the past."
What exactly does that mean?
It feels wrong...but almost right.
I'm hoping the final lesson redeems this episode for me, but I don't really get it.
I used to be haunted by my past. But the things that got me over it was forgiving the people who wronged me, and realizing that I had value without needing to prove it to others. Spike's moral almost sounds like that, except confusing.
I think it means to not hold grudge and/or to obsess over something you remember, did do, and/or going to do.
But only sometimes it can be better that way, like he said.
I think he praised himself too much of pride when he said he'd be honored to set fire on the torch... then got a stage fright which probably stopped him from making any fire.
The things you did do, like something horribly wrong, which could be a reminder to yourself to not do it again could be the best thing to keep, whether it be because of the consequences or a conscience.
I could be wrong, though. lol