Are You Divergent?


“Becoming fearless isn’t the point.
That’s impossible.
It’s learning
how to control your fear,
and how to be free from it.”
― Veronica Roth, Divergent

Have you read the book or seen the movie?   I had never heard of it until my sister-in-law told me that she and her daughter had watched it after reading the book.  So, when it came on TV one night, I popped some popcorn and snuggled on the couch to watch.  I am so glad that I did.

I will not give away the story, but I will tell you that the lessons learned in the movie about fear are amazing, thought-provoking and interesting.  The belief that we are suited to a type of work, pigeon-holing ourselves by one major human virtue is a challenge for those who fit into more than one and therefore are called divergentDivergents are believed to be dangerous by the simple fact that they have more than one equally prominent virtue.

Bravery ~ Selflessness ~ Intelligence ~ Honesty ~ Kindness/Compassion

So which one of the virtues above would you pick if you had to be only one?  Or would you be considered divergent?  Have you ever felt out of place and divergent?  What did you do?  How did/do you handle it?  Please share below as I would love to hear your story.

Shine On!



23 thoughts on “Are You Divergent?

  1. Uh… Divergent! Love it! Most people I know hate on it for being a rip off Hunger Games, but I really like an idea of personal rebellion against the system that is trying to fit you in their boxes, so I love it. Main characters Tris and Four also help me get “into the story” since they are amazing actors. I have a rule that I only read the book OR watch the movie… It is unwritten rule, but just as I read something I lose the will to watch it and vice versa. Also, I heard that fans are really disappointed with movie adaptation, so I don’t wanna risk it. I see only the vision of producers and directors and screenwriters, without thinking, hey that’s not how it is it the books… 🙂
    I am looking forward to Insurgent 😀
    I think i would be Divergent or Amity 🙂

  2. Yvonne,
    I believe that in the course of our lives we all will be called upon to exhibit each of those virtues. If we were to shy away at the moment of truth, then there is in us something lacking. To champion one and not the others, would marginalize all virtue.
    For as one thinks,so he acts; and as one acts, so he thinks. May we not be a person who thinks and acts on one or a few of the virtues, but live by them all. And, therefore, not be a person of selected virtues, but be virtuous in the practice of them all.

  3. I haven’t read the book or seen the movie but I feel very much the same as Contagious Optimism about the subject of the virtues. I’ll have to take another look at it now. Nice post to make us think. I know with intelligence, there are many ways to be intelligent and I’m not an in the box kind of person in any shape or form. I’m always glad to find people who have the ways of doing things that I don’t. That’s why we need all kinds of people.

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  5. I have not read the book or watched the movie.
    May have to add it to my long list/queue of shows/movies I need to catch up on. One of these days…
    As for only choosing one virtue… ?
    I would have to take em’ all. 😉

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