Episode 4 of Steven Universe really highlighted the importance of being together and taking the time to bother with your friends. We start the episode with Steven trying to have “together breakfast” with everyone but they’re all busy with one thing or another. When he finally convinces one of them to try, they become greedy and try to eat the entire breakfast themselves. However, this nor any other obstacle stops Steven from trying to bring himself and his friends closer together and eating the “together breakfast” well… Together.
After fighting monsters, swimming through oceans and many more obstacles they finally all eat together but not in the way we thought. The current together breakfast gets destroyed so they all make a new one together. Only to end up ordering pizza because they can’t eat it all even with all of them there which was a great comedic touch to the already hilarious aspect of Steven going through leaps and bounds just to have breakfast together.
However, what if we as people tried with as much effort as Steven did to be together and interact with each other? Human beings were created to commune and be together, to deprive someone of that is no greater pain. What if we set aside our differences and just said: “Hey, let’s stop fighting and try to understand each other”?
What if we tried solving problems through dialogue instead of with violence and cruelty? This is just one man’s opinion but I think the world would be much happier if we all had a together breakfast. Let this episode be a reminder of unity and interaction, something we at AAOG stand for above almost all else. Unlike Pearl, Amethyst and the others, strive to carve out time for your friends and loved ones. Not only they but you will be much happier.
Time to delve into the universe of Steven with Steven Universe! See what I did there? Episode 1 was a great episode and I went into it blind so this article might be a bit less informed than others.
Steven at first glance seems like your average teenage boy, he likes something called Cookie Cats to an almost obsessive extent, seems fairly optimistic and friendly and a tad lazy. However, we learn pretty much right off the bat that Steven has something that makes him unique to others, in his belly button he has something called a crystal gem that I must say is pretty cool looking. We also just as soon learn that this gem has led to quite a bit of bullying towards him and yet I noticed that it didn’t phase the pride he took in having something that made him truly unique.
I know full well how much it hurts to have things such as scars, deformities, etc. made fun of but what if we did life Steven does and turned those perceived flaws into our greatest strength? What if we accepted our flaws and turned them into something that could be used to strengthen others and ourselves?
Before Steven even has any known good reason to see his gem as something good he’s already accepted it and later in the series (I assume) he learns to utilize its power and physically use it to protect those around him. Some of us have flaws we can’t use in and of themselves for anything but we can inspire others by showing acceptance of and confidence in our flaws despite the hardships they might bring. Let us follow Stevens’s example and flaunt our supposed flaws to the world and use them to empower others and ourselves by showing that flaws can indeed be strengths!