Hey, team! I hope everyone has been enjoying the little video blog thingies that my dear Tabby has been throwing up over the last little bit. They’re really cool, and, well, let’s be honest… I love to talk, so they’re really fun for me to do as well. I’ve been so inspired as of late, and I’m feeling more and more consistently aware of how lucky I am to be living this life.

I’m looping around and around in my head about that grand and overbearing question “Why am I here?” Just recently, I’ve come to a somewhat vague, but kind of nice conclusion—I think I’m here to make stuff and appreciate stuff that others have made… To spread joy, passion, and enthusiasm through my own experience and expression in the world—simple, right? I kept thinking that my “purpose” had to be this ridiculously complicated thing, but when I get down to the core of it all, it feels like the only real significant reason any of us is here is to find our true selves and the things that make us unique from anyone else in the world, and to express that in a joyful and honest way. I guess the journey of life is whatever happens while you are on the quest to do so… I like this.

Maybe it is because of my fear of failure, but this seems to make the approach to failing and trying new things really exciting rather than daunting. I mean, if I could truly look at everything I do for what it is, just another way to understand and express me in the world, it would kind of take the edge off the outcome. So now, it’s just taking the steps to do so and trying to be compassionate with myself when I get off track or get confused or caught up in other things. What do you think your purpose is? It’s such a weighted word that I don’t think we ever really explore… So let’s do that! I don’t know… Chew on it if you want and share… Throw your hat in the ring. I mean, why not? Right?

Oh, and hey! I never let you all know what happened with my birthday gift that you so beautifully gave to me! I donated it to a theatre project dedicated to aiding all people in their pursuit to finding and expressing their passion in the world. The company is called World Audience Productions, and it’s run by a friend of mine who believes that we can use theatre and acting as a way for people to overcome their greatest fears and truly get in touch with what it means to express themselves in a joyful and exciting way!

I have such a passion for theatre, and I really believe that it can do so much more for this world and the people in it than just simply entertain. The woman who’s building this theatre company is working towards developing a place where all people can come and explore themselves through the art of theatre and acting. It’s really beautiful to see some of the things I value most in my life combined and actualize. Thanks so much again all of you! I’m so constantly overwhelmed by the amazing support and enthusiasm I get from all of you beautiful people! YAY!

Ciao for now,
Allison

PS—For those of you waiting for your pictures, you should be getting them this week, and I hope you all receive them okay! If you don’t receive them by U.S. Thanksgiving, please contact Tabby.

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  • Kris

    on November 15, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Thank you for sharing your purpose with us! I identified the core value that shapes most of my accomplishments in a management class I took a lifetime ago. I suppose you could call it my purpose.

    I use the skills, abilities, and material resources I have been blessed with to make the world a more meaningful place for others. Whether that is expressed through a random act of kindness, a challenge at the right moment, or just believing in someone when others don’t see their potential, I remember that at my core, I am no better or worse than those around me.

    It’s served me pretty well so far. 🙂

    Thanks again for sharing!

  • Derek H

    on November 15, 2007 at 10:33 am

    After reading your blog, i was reminded of a book a recently read called “The feeding and care of Indigo Children” It’s about people in our generation born around the 80’s and how we have a Purpose in life. I dont want to go on and on about it, but look into it when you get a chance and see if you find something in it that might relate to what you were blogging about.

  • Jeremy

    on November 15, 2007 at 3:46 pm

    Sue inspired me with her lovely poem to write my own.

    On Cheese

    Cheese is so lovely
    You really can tell
    Because of the fabulous scent
    That you smell
    Solid or runny
    Orange, yellow or funny
    Cheese is the best
    On pizza and burgers
    Just don’t forget
    Or you will commit mass murder

  • Ellen

    on November 15, 2007 at 4:04 pm

    I think lifes purpose is to enjoy as many things as you possibly can. Enjoy every detail, embrace everyday you have. Do as many things as you can and learn as many things as you can because you only have one life and you are only young once. Even though you never stop learning no matter how old you are. We have so many interests and we are so passionate about so many things. Sometimes its hard to choose just one profession or one craft to work on, because there are so many things to do and enjoy. I try to take my time doing things because I can’t enjoy things when I am rushing. Even the simple daily things. Taking the time to smell the coffee or smell the roses for example. Its like what Tom said in the end it is everything and it is nothing. Its all for the experience. We grow the rose to enjoy its beauty even though it will die one day we still enjoy it for the time it has to live. Thank you for this wonderful blog thingie. It really keeps our minds alive! I love all the great quotes and I am going to check out your favorite authors. This blog has really given us fans an opportunity to get closer to our favorite actress!

  • James

    on November 15, 2007 at 6:05 pm

    I think you have the right idea. For years I have contemplated that question with just now finally beginning to understand. I, like yourself, was looking for some complex explaination to what exactly is my purpose here. I have always thought one’s purpose would be found in what profession a person chose to dedicate their life to. So I spent years tring to find a career that would help make my life fulfilling. So I jumped around from one field to another but was unsucessful and felt empty. The people that I love and that care about me had their own ideas as to what I was good at. They thought I would have been a good doctor or phycologist. Then they would observe me in different career fields and they would change their minds. So then it was acting, etc. Well i’m just rambleing on so I’ll get to the point. So like you I came to the simple conclusion that it’s not what profession you do for a living but how you are actually living. Is it full of love in both giving and receiving. Do you offer a portion of yourself to helping others in your community. Do you treat stangers with kindness or with disgust.
    I’ve been lost for so long and I haven’t been living my life in this manner. It’s just been recently that I have discovered my love for photography. I have been tring to change and love others like I should and allow myself to be loved. Help anyone that I can and find the oportunity to meet, sit down and just really get to know another person who had what appears to be a completely different life as compared to mine. Just to find out that in actuality we’re exactly the same. Sorry for the long rambling comment, that I hope doesn’t sound like complete lunacy. But this was a topic that just made me… Well I cant explain.

  • Lance

    on November 15, 2007 at 7:18 pm

    “Why am I here?” The best response to this question I’ve ever come across is by Kurt Vonnegut, when the character Kilgore Trout saw this very question written on the wall in a public bathroom stall. Kilgore searched thru his pockets for a pencil, but to no avail. If he had found one, however, he would have written
    ‘To be the eyes
    and ears
    of the creator of the universe,
    you fool’

    -RIP, K. Vonnegut

    In a similar vein, James Taylor has a song (The Secret of Life) in which he writes, ‘The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time…’

  • DavidHayes1956

    on November 15, 2007 at 7:53 pm

    Off Topic: This just dawned on me the other day. Jimmy Olsen had a super-hero persona. He was Elastic Lad. I realized that Al and Miles could let that part of the mythology happen … in a meteor freakish kind of way … to open Jimmy’s eyes to the possibility that meteor freaks don’t have become corrupt and evil.

    Then again, I think Jimmy became a “giant turtle man” too.

  • SultanOfSix

    on November 15, 2007 at 10:22 pm

    I wrote this poem a long time ago. It’s called “Searching”:

    The moon shines brightly on an ocean of blue.
    The reflection of silver-white lights beautifies the view.
    All the time spent searching only draws me nearer.
    To the one who I know is the soul’s faithful healer.
    Hidden though manifest, like an uncharted quest.
    Buried with treasures that won’t let me rest.
    Sometimes I get tired and I feel like I am sinking.
    Is it a hope that is human nature or is it just wishful thinking?
    It is said that virtue, if programmed is not virtue at all.
    Although we learn from others, we are left alone for the fall.
    There are so many paths, so many different ways.
    Which is right? Or do they all lead astray?
    There must be one. There has to be.
    Life just can’t be one futile, unsolvable mystery.
    Like the ocean in a night of darkness, with its mystical essence.
    One light shines brightly, the others adorn its presence.
    Everybody is searching. It is human nature to be.
    Searching to become one of those lights that will set us free.

  • Carlos Eduardo

    on November 16, 2007 at 12:52 am

    Hi Allison,

    Since I was 6 years old, I’ve always thought that my purpose is to do something on behalf of the mankind. I know that this might sound like a wide idea, maybe like a dream. Nevertheless I also know that I can achieve everything I want if I’m really compromised with my objective. So, in a very nearby future, I can accomplish my purpose financing investigations to heal diseases, to discover new technologies or to study the DNA. There is a lot of stuff to explode. Of course, my principal goal will always be to do something to protect the earth’s ecosystem and the ozone layer; I truly wish to find a concrete solution for this.

    So, you decided to donate to a theatre project. Well, what can I say?, your friend is very lucky to have your aid and enthusiasm in the project. I support you and I agree whole-heartedly with the decision you’ve taken. It seems that you’ve got to sight a vision of the project’s future. I wish the best for the company.

    Bye Alli, I hope to read you soon

  • paul

    on November 16, 2007 at 3:45 am

    To return to Matt’s comment, and Richard Dawkin’s “The Selfish Gene”: Dawkins actually does answer the age-old question, what is the purpose of life. It’s an answer solidly grounded in evolutionary biology, and it has radical philosophical implications. It explains altruistic as well as selfish behavior, it explains the pacifist’s actions as well as the actions of a tribal warlord. It is simply this: much as we might hate to admit it, we have evolved as vehicles for the transmission of our genes.

    I find the idea absolutely fascinating. And not at all as bleak as it seems. The idea that something so complex and so powerful should evolve from simple natural selection is mind-boggling and inspiring.

  • Jennifer

    on November 16, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Thanks Allison for sharing what you feel is your purpose in life. I haven’t thought about what my purpose in life is. Maybe it’s to make a differance in someone else’s life,to bring happiness,to help others follow their dreams,maybe it’s what I accomplish in my life each day. I’m not sure,I guess I’m still searching for my purpose in life.

    Take Care Allison 🙂

  • Elizabeth M

    on November 16, 2007 at 9:10 am

    Hi Allison,

    Thanks for all the video updates. They have been really enjoyable to watch.

    Things have been very difficult lately for me at work, and I have been very down, and its at times like that, that you being to ponder what your purpose is.
    I mean surely I wasn’t put on this earth to feel this bad right? My purpose in life can’t be to work in this job where I am bullied/harrassed to the point that I come home crying.
    I am slowly learning that success, job title and salary are not the measures of success that society makes them out to be. I used to think my purpose was to be successful and make my parents proud. At the end of the day they are proud of me no matter what I do.

    I’ve struggled and still am to some extent to find the role in life for me. I know my current job isnt it, but I can’t decide what it should be. All this time I have been asking myself the wrong question – I needed to think bigger, and you question hits the nail right on the head.

    I think we all share a common purpose, to live and create new life, and make the world a more enjoyable happy place to live. Not all of us are Mother Theresa or Gandhi, but we can be good siblings, children, parents and friends. Everyone needs someone, so our purpose is to be there for others.

    I got my sign picture today, a lovely surprise. Thank you to you and Tabby for your hard work. I look forward to contirbuting to your next cause.

    Elizabeth x

  • Joy

    on November 16, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    Darn, I didn’t get a chance yet to comment on your other video blog. I wasn’t expecting a blog so soon!

    I’m really surprised how you ‘broke down’, so to speak, about your thoughts on your purpose in life. Me, also being someone scared of failure, never even attempted questioning myself what my purpose is in life because it would seem like to much to accomplish. Sort of. But your step by step process makes it alot easier to deal with. Of course I can’t really think of a reason right now, but I’m sure while on this journey of discovering myself I will come across that question. But I think I might wait a little. :\

    Aside from this blog, I want to thank you and Tabby again for doing the video blog “thing” for us and putting so much work into it. You love to talk, and we like hearing what you say, so it work out perfect :p

    I hope you are having a wonderful, enthusiastic filled day!
    JOY

  • sarah

    on November 16, 2007 at 6:45 pm

    Hey Allison and everyone
    How are you all?
    Hope you guys are doing great.
    Its great that your discovering your purpose in life and helping others to do so, you really are an extraordinary human being.
    My purpose in life was pretty discovered from an early age which is largely based on my religion, Islam. We as muslims believe that our life is a test and our purpose is to submit totally to our creator, Allah (God), do what is islamic allowed and refrain ourselfs i guess from the evils of this world.

    Anyway i wonna take this opportunity to thank you and Tabby for the series of video blogs, they were awesome and its great to hear what you got to say, so thanks agian.

    Hope you and the gang have a awesome weekend
    take care everyone

  • meg

    on November 16, 2007 at 8:00 pm

    here’s what I believe our purpose in life is

    Mark 16:15-16
    “Go into the world. GO everywhere and announce the message og GOd’s good news to one and all. Whoever believes and is baptized is saved; whoever refuses to believe is damned.”

    I believe our purpose is to tell everyone about Jesus and encourage them to seek a personal relationship with him.

    Romans 12: 9-19
    ” Love from the center of who you are;don’t fake it. Run for dear life from evil;hold on for dear life to god. Be freinds who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be alert servants of the Master, Cheerlfuly expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitality. Bless your enemies; no cursing under your breath, Laugh with your happy friends when they’re happy; share tears when they’re down. Get along with each other; don’t be stuck up. Make friends with nobodies; don’t be the great somebody. Don’t hit back; discover beauty in everyone. If you’ve got it in you, get along with everybody. Don’t insist on getting even; that ‘s not for you to do. ” I’ll do the judging,” says God. ” I’ll take care of it.”

  • Cait

    on November 16, 2007 at 9:10 pm

    Trying to break down essentially the biggest question of all is a fantastic challenge that we don’t actually face as much as we like to think that we do. It’s one thing to wonder about purpose – what’s mine? What’s anybody’s? But actually trying to answer the question? That’s a horse of a different color.

    I’ve been an aspiring writer for years now. The desire took hold of me at a very young age, ran around inside me through high school, and eventually took the form of the creative writing degree that I will soon be receiving from my university. Something has just always felt very right when I put pen to paper (figuratively speaking – I actually type everything, as even I can’t read my own handwriting). And because of that feeling, it was quite easy to assume that I was put on this earth to be a writer. That was my purpose. The end. Cue the music, while I ride into the sunset.

    But my initial sense of purpose wasn’t enough. It didn’t encompass who I am. I have been, and continue to be, many things in my young life – a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a student, a drama teacher, a writer. I am a contradiction. I’m wary of change but can’t stand holding still. I’m absolutely terrified of failure, yet my greatest professional loves involve facing quite a bit of rejection. All of this contributes to me purpose. And so maybe my definition of purpose has to be a contradiction as well. Maybe purpose involves so many complexities that it has to be simple: purpose is being. It is saying and doing the things that are, in essence, you, and hoping that everyone comes out on the other side okay. Now there’s a scary and wonderful thought.

    Pardon the ramble. And thanks so very, very much for sharing and getting it started.

  • Mauricio Beltran

    on November 16, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    Hello allison !!!!

    I order you a great greeting from Santiago of Cali – Colombia….
    You are a complete, very intelligent and very beautiful person, in addition you are a great actress, to do a great paper in Smallville

    I think that the persons we must have as intention of doing always the things as best as possible, in other words to act well.

    If each of us, it worries for doing the things of honest form, without any interest, these actions if rewarded in the future

    Have a great year Allison. Un gran abrazo …. Ciao
    Atte = maurox21

  • Sully

    on November 17, 2007 at 8:57 am

    I’m only 15 and well, I still can’t think of a really good reason for why /I/ was brought down to Earth, I don’t think I can make a difference in this worlds:S.( Sadly, I’m a pessimist)
    But, I have a religion and since I LOVE my religion soo much, I believe my purpose is to serve Allah, be thankful for everything I’ve got, give charity, make peace, helping others, etc.

    O, and by the way, call me slow, but what do you meam by: “For those of you waiting for your pictures, you should be getting them this week, and I hope you all receive them okay! If you don’t receive them by U.S. Thanksgiving, please contact Tabby.”
    If you’re giving autographs, I’d love to get one, but do I have mail Tabby? :s

  • Rafe

    on November 17, 2007 at 9:02 pm

    Great video series Allison!!! Congrats!!
    I talk to you myself someday!!!

    Ciao for now,

    Rafe.

  • Rafe

    on November 17, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Great video series Allison!! Congrats!!
    I talk to you myself someday!!!

    Ciao for now,

    Rafe.

  • Lucy

    on November 18, 2007 at 10:51 pm

    I’m only fourteen, but I think my purpose in life is to spread the Word. Jesus Christ truly is the difference in my life, He is definetely the joy I can not hide. I want to show the world what He has done. There is something so amazing about being a Christian. I wish I could describe it. Its kind of like the feeling you get when you know that everything is okay, when your filled with comfort and love, and you know that no matter what happens, your going to make it. It’s that and so much more, and trust me, it really is so much more. He is so awsome. I am very proud to be a Jesus Freak! 😉

  • Darwin

    on November 19, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Generalizing a bit here, of course…but there are basically
    three things that keep us from our purpose in life:

    FEAR, SELFISHNESS…

    And being distracted by something shiney…

    The remedy for each of these maladies is the same:

    LOVE

    Perfect love casteth out fear…

    Love overcomes selfishness…

    And love inspires the determination to overcome distraction.

    The purpose of life is to love…and learn to love better…

    In big ways…little ways…generate and inspire more
    love than yuck in everything you do…and all becomes
    amazing! Fuels miracles!

    People are either helping you to do that…or making it
    difficult.

    But when one considers that…scripturally…
    One day to God is a thousand years to us…

    and doing the math…12 hours equals 500 of our years…
    6 hours equals 250…etc.

    When you, Allison…reach your 26th birthday…

    You will really only have been here…for 5/8 of an hour!

    You will be here a whole hour at the ripe age of (a little more
    than) 41 and a half years old.

    Many people have lived to be two hours old (83.3 years)…

    Not many have lived to be three hours old. (125 years)

    But I believe two and a half hours is do-able! (104 years)

    I think…conceptually…we all are confident that we could
    be loving and not hateful or selfish or afraid or distracted…

    For two and a half hours.

  • BOUROUX

    on November 19, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    Hi Allison

    Thanks for the photo. You found a good project for your birthday gift.
    I donated it to a theatre project dedicated to aiding all people in their pursuit to finding and expressing their passion in the world.
    The theatre is the base of acting. I remenber, in my french course I studied Molière. ( I live at Montreal). My daughter (16) participated two years ago to a summer theatre camp. Now she would like to be an actress.
    For my purpose.
    I think it’s several little things, but one of the most important is to stay healthy. With the age, I am 49, the purpose change. Be happy and be surrounded by people happy is great. I like your purpose and I can tell you that it is achieved. «To spread joy, passion, and enthusiasm through my own experience and expression in the world—simple, right?» Your character of Chloe in Smallville, Kate in Opposite Sex and Jenny in Honey …
    are amazing examples. I look forward to seeing the characters to whom you give life in the future.
    Do you like the improvisations? In Montreal, we have a TV show where an actor without scenario should play a short scene with actors who have a scenario. It’s a good chalenge.
    Have a good day.
    Claude.

  • Jason

    on November 20, 2007 at 5:37 am

    Allison,

    Your picture arrived in the mail today! FPO mail is normally slow, but it was well worth the wait! A beautiful picture! Tabby thank you for your hard work in getting these out, and Allison I imagine that your hand is sore from signing them. Again thank you!

    Ciao,

    Jason
    Naples, Italy

  • Daniel W

    on November 20, 2007 at 10:14 am

    Hi and the first time that I am here in your Web site and thought loved super cool part of your humble and also have a video blog.
    Well I am a fan of your but a little far from Sao Paulo Brazil this I do Brasil.
    Desjo much success to you not so in your carrei but in your day-to-day congratulations.’.

    Contact by e-mail: daniel_wesguerber@hotmail.com (msn)

  • Kal-El

    on November 21, 2007 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Allison Mack how are you doing? I hope you are haveing a great Thanskgiveing tomarro. I hope its a great one that you will have. I have a few quastions for you Miss Allison Mack,

    How do you feal about the strike thats going on and that involes Smallville?
    How would you say Miss Kristin Krueks name is it Kruek are Krook.
    What do you eat on Thanskgiveing Miss Allison Mack.
    What is your favort kind of a candy bar?

    Miss Allison Mack I hope you have a great day to marro have a Happy Thanksgiveing I am in the US Miss Mack I havet got my drawings are pitchers yet i will wait till next week to contact Tabby I hope you have fun please email me at mecool123002@yahoo.com

  • Tramont

    on November 24, 2007 at 7:39 am

    WOW!!!! How many posts in only two weeks!!! lol

    Hi Allison, How are you doing???
    What a great post, I loved it! Happy belated Thanksgiving!!!

    For my purpose…
    As I am very young (15), I don’t know if i have a life purpose defined, but I have asked that questions lots of times. Although I think my kind of purpose in life is to make my friends and family happy, to help people and to spread Jesus words as I am a proud christian, I am not sure.

    It’s great to see that you have discovered your purpose on life, and I really like it!
    You definetly make us think, lol!

    Ok, I’m leaving now. Take care Allison.
    And congratulations for your work at Smallville 7th season!

    See ya.

    Tramont (Uruguay)

  • James Doherty

    on November 24, 2007 at 9:39 am

    Part of something pretty special.

    I don’t know how many times this kind of thing will have been said to you before, but as you’re right in the middle of something pretty special, i didn’t know whether it has ever come into focus just how magnificent your situation is.

    I’m a huge fan of the Superman mythology and have oftern had to fight off jibes about growing up. Now you see, i have no problem in doing this as my feelings on it are pretty strong and usually after presenting my case, people can usually understand me.

    People can take inspiration from anywhere but, after losing faith in a religion i was raised in, i had to not only find a benchmark for morals but also a reason for having them. Pretty extreme i know….. but still.

    A bit long winded, but hear me out. You see superman has been around for years and interpreted in many ways, Smallville being the most helpfull for the adolescent teen. But i always had the end result. Superman.

    But he was always the end result. Just stood for things good…. just because.

    The interpretaition you are now a part of, shows how he got there. Awsome. Watching the lot back to back would, i’m quite sure, be a how-to on personal moral growth.

    This has been the interpretation i have ripped from various points of the mythology.

    Faster than a speeding bullet! More powerful than a locomotive! Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound!

    Superman. Strange visitor from another planet who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men, can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands, and who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great Metropolitan newspaper fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and…… I think you get the picture.

    In actuality, Born on Earth in the midst of the depression, Superman brought hope to a nation. A character who gave people somebody to look up to, a nice ideal that if you were in trouble and were to call his name, he would drop from the sky to save you.

    Superman is not about abusing the power he has for personal gain, but instead, helping others. He asks no reward or thanks but instead takes what he needs from knowing what he has done is for the greater good. That he has helped someone is reward in itself.

    Maybe world events of recent times and the extreme greed and glorification of capitalism in the 80’s has left us all too cynical. Unable to accept the possibility of a person like this.

    In an age where the western world seems to be losing it’s ties to religion, you can’t help but wonder what is left to govern mankind, apart from corrupt politicians that appear bent on wealth and stardom. Where do we pull our values from? Who do we look up to?

    More commonly in today’s media, the characters that seem to SELL are darker and generally do what they do through some form of revenge related motivation, and there way of dealing with problems tends to be more aggressive and violent. The worrying part of all that is that the media is a product of the society in which we live. A refection of public mood.

    No matter where you go in the world people will recognize the Superman logo, but so few know what it truly stands for. On my travels around the world, i learnt that the superman logo represented, to some, American capitalism. The opportunity, by the companies that own the rights to his name, to cash in. Also was the response that superman represents all the world hates about America. The most powerful force on earth, forcing it’s will on others….. So misinterpreted.

    Let’s try and remember, although that a big company owns the right to the name, Superman is public property. He can be inspiration in a selfish world.

    Just imagine if people tried to be a bit more like him, a bit more helpful, a bit more caring, a bit more concerned for the welfare of others. What a world it would be.

    In an age of cynicism, greed and violence, superman offers a belief in the greater good, a reminder of virtue…. a light to show the way.

    He shows that you can only become inferior to others by setting yourself above them. That you should lead by inspiration. Let your actions and ideals become a touchstone against which mankind may learn how to serve the common good. While it is impossible for you to interfere with history, your leadership can stir others to their own capacity for moral betterment. The virtuous spirit has no need for thanks or approval, only the certain conviction that what has been done is right. Develop such conviction in yourself. The human heart is still subject to small jealousies, lies, and monstrous deceptions. Resist these temptations as you inevitably find them.

    But above all, every chance you get, love everyone who’ll let you, in any way that feels right. Those who always expect the worst mearly sit on the surface of an ocean full of riches.

    People are, at the core, good. Tanks to characters like Lex, we get to see that everyone was, at one time, somebodys child, a blank canvas on which the parents could paint a good or bad picture. Let’s just remember that it’s never to late to whip out the thinners and start again.

    In an age of war, religious extremes, con men and corrupt, powerfull ‘societies with secrets’ claiming possitive intentions, it’s hard to see when there is someone with genuinely selfless motivation, but they exist and it’s up to the individual to make the decision to improve from the inside out. and it’s also up to the individual to decide to stop being a victim of circumstance and upbringing and make the neccessary changes to be the best person they can be.

    So a massive thank you and the character you play so well showing that everone needs people they can call friend and for your part in keeping the myth alive and making it accessable to a new generation. x

  • James Doherty

    on November 25, 2007 at 6:01 am

    hnk o for taking the time to read the above brain-fart. x

    James 😉

  • SultanOfSix

    on November 25, 2007 at 10:49 am

    James, that was great. Thanks for writing that.

    “it’s hard to see when there is someone with genuinely selfless motivation, but they exist…”

    I believe the best examples of these people were the prophets of God, and those who follow in their footsteps.

  • James Doherty

    on November 26, 2007 at 8:32 am

    I’m glad you liked it. After reading it back, I thought it a bit naive and extreme. But you know what, somebody good told me that there is nothing wrong with that.
    Thank you for your kind words, but its just the way i try to live. Plan for the worst but hope for the best.x

  • Nick

    on November 26, 2007 at 3:38 pm

    11/26/07

    Allison

    I am a Fan of your show and I enjoyed your video interviews as well.
    Best wishes always. I think your idea about an event callendar is also very nice.

    Best wishes always.
    Nick

  • David Harvey

    on November 26, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    First, thanks to you and Tabby for taking the time to get the signed photos out!! I really appreciate the time and effort y’all put into doing that for us. I’m happy to hear you found a charity to support that sounds like it mirrors so much of what your heart reflects. As for purpose, I believe it, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone asks, at somepoint in their lives (probably more than once), what their purpose is in life. Lord knows there are a litney of sources one can read up on to find an answer to that question. However, I believe the answer is as simple as it is profound, our purpose is to be that which we are. We all get caught up in worrying about tomorrow, and the next day, and everything going on around us that I think we forget to enjoy the now – and when you get down to it we live in the now. This eludes back to my definiton of purpose, for even as I am that I am, so to I must remember to enjoy the moment – for each moment is precious and to be treasured.

    All the best to you.

    Your friend in Christ.
    David Harvey
    Morrisville, NC

  • tabby

    on November 29, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Okay so I was just thinking about this, talking to Allison about some projects….

    I think that I’m coming to realize my purpose, which is to “get stuff done” (as opposed to Allison’s which is to “make stuff” and “appreciate stuff”.

    I’m always attaching myself to what I do best, which is software engineer work. But, I realized that I’m not going to be doing that for the rest of my life. I’m going to be a CEO, with people to manage. So I think that ultimately, my purpose is to do just that. “get stuff done”.

    YAY!

  • JOSEPH

    on December 1, 2007 at 9:09 pm

    Hello Allison,
    Hi, my name is joseph Ramirez, I’m from Chile, I’m new and, I’don’t know use bolg’s site!!!
    I would like that explicate me this blog, the porpose
    PD:I’dont know speak english so good
    thaks for you atention
    comprenssion

  • JOSEPH

    on December 2, 2007 at 5:44 pm

    in the last note, I hope you answer!!!!

  • Phil

    on December 24, 2007 at 7:05 am

    Hey Allison,

    I’m glad that you’ve been thinking about your purpose in life. It can be an extremely hard thing to wrap your skull around, believe me. I wish all the success possible to all of your endeavours.

    Blessings

  • Fernando_gardena01

    on August 13, 2011 at 11:13 am

    beijos e abraços de um brasileiro de bragança paulista……

  • Bruna Bastos

    on August 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Hello Alison here in Brazil we love you
    congratulations on your performance in SMALLVILLE …
    Many kisses in your heart …

  • joey wallin

    on May 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I have a question do you like cartoons n if so what shows u like

  • joey wallin

    on May 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    And also I love your work in smallville huge fan of your work<3

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