Paul from the 7up series ,right up to the time we saw him at 49, lacked confidence almost entirely, this is sort of something I can relate to. Being an analytic mind everything that happens is processed and thought about in depth and I believe that is similar to how Paul would have taken the world in. Further on in his life he started to the gain the self-confidence he had always wanted and it allowed him to be a better person and a better family man because it meant he could then build others up. This is something I need to work on because it hinders my ability to enjoy things as much as I could be and get the most out of life. It helpful to see that the change in Paul leaves him feeling a sense of joy in all that he is doing and I like that he and his family are a tight knit unit because of this change.
The fact that we are now up to the point where you can look back and see their lives almost have played there way all the way through and experiencing different occupations with great difficulty and great reward. It makes me think about how my life is going to play out and what I want and need to achieve to advance on from the stage I am at. As seen in the series several of the people end up going nowhere from their 20s and are left feeling like there are wasted opportunities and that they have a sense of an unfulfilled life. As it is I value my family but seeing things in Paul’s life shows that the care for your family should only grow stronger.