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“Living alone is fine with me. I'm alone anyway.”
The Shinji Ikari's quote says that living alone is acceptable for him because he is alone.
As much as we can surround ourselves with as many people as possible, the reality is alone, and we are alone. No one will always live with us, not even our family.
But this concept of loneliness is not seen as a negative concept. On the contrary, it is a real challenge. The world decides to leave us alone because we have to be comfortable with ourselves and accept our flaws and merits.
Once we can accept ourselves, we will know how to live well on our own and with others.
Furthermore, living with others positively and progressively is only possible if we live well by ourselves.
“I still don't know where to find happiness. But I'll continue to think about whether it's good to be here…whether it was good to have been born. But in the end, it's just realizing the obvious over and over again. Because I am myself.”
“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!”
“Why don't you just try smiling?”
“No one can justify life by linking happy moments into a rosary.”
“I didn't have a choice! They made me pilot the stupid thing!”
“I mustn't run away! I mustn't run away! I mustn't run away!”
“I'm the one who deserved to be hit. Not you! I'm a coward. I'm dishonest. I'm sneaky. And a wimp!”
“I'm not worthy of piloting an EVA, because I don't understand anything. I'm incapable of doing anything good for anybody else!”
“I thought this was supposed to be a world without pain and without uncertainty.”
“It would be better if I never existed. I should just die too.”
“Nobody cares whether I live or die. Nothing will change...so they can all just die.”
“It's so desolate, the city seems so lonely.”
“All my teachers told was that it was important to the future of mankind.”
“He wouldn't have sent me a letter unless he needed me for something.”
“No I can't! I've never even seen anything like this before! There's no way I can do this!”
“This is all wrong. I came all this way! Uh, why did I come!?”
“I knew it! I'm not needed after all.”
“What's wrong with running away from reality if it sucks?!”
“I was just wondering why she's always alone.”
“I'm… I'm home.”
“Ayanami! Are you all right? Ayanami! …Don't ever say that! Just don't say that you have nothing else! Just don't say that! And don't say goodbye when you leave for a mission, it's just too sad.”
“You betrayed me! You betrayed the trust I placed in you! You betrayed me just like my father did!”
“So much has happened since I came here. Before this, I lived with my teacher. It was calm and boring in those days. I wasn't really doing anything, but I was fine with that. There was really nothing I had to do.”
“You can be so cool about it because you haven't had the kind of experiences I had yet! I don't want to go through it again!”
“Uh, yes mam. Ice, snacks and 50 gallons of beer! What kind of life does she lead?”
“But bad memories always seem to find me in the bath. Like my father, and that girl Rei.”
“Why am I piloting this thing again? Even though my fathers not here. Even though I was beaten.”
“You know I just don't care anymore.”
“How could you do this to me!? I thought you didn't want me! Why! Why did you have to call me now father?!”
“Uh! I can't do that!”
“But why? Why me?”