The Super Objective


So, there was this concept we were talking about today in Drama, and it’s called the Super Objective. (I think it has something to do with Konstantin Stanislavski – a Russian theatre practitioner – but I can’t be 100% sure). Anyway, for those of you who are confused, it is an objective or goal a character holds which encompasses an entire performance rather than just a singular scene. In other words, rather than a character just having a single goal for one scene, it is a goal they have for the entire piece.

Still confused?

OK. Let me break it down more practically. My current objective is to make it through each school day. It sounds a bit silly and unambitious, but let me tell you: there is nothing more difficult than the average school day. They are ridiculously unpredictable, long and absolutely anything could go wrong and ruin your perfectly good mood… Sorry. I went off a bit. *clears throat*

So, my objective is to make it through each school day. My SUPER objective for the year 2015 is to achieve the best possible results in my exams. The difference is that my objective helps me to work towards my super objective. My super objective is not fulfilled until I have completed the WHOLE period of, in my case, a year.

Getting it? Here’s another example. Another one of my objectives is to improve my writing, become a better writer, write more stuff and more often (hence this blog) and etc. However, my SUPER objective is to become a published author. My super objective cannot be completed without the completion of my objective each day, or for however long I allot myself.

So, here’s a list of some more super objectives I have:

  1. Study English at Cambridge (Objective: Pass my A-Levels with FABULOUS grades)
  2. Have a Family (Objective: Convince an actual male to marry me…)
  3. Graduate University (Objective: Study and work hard)
  4. Write a Book (Objective: Find something to write about and be motivated)
  5. Have a Successful Blog (Objective: Get people to read it!)

You probably get the idea.

It’s just small things like this though which make you think and put another tiny bit of life into perspective… But it’s awfully draining when you think about all these things a lot. It kind of makes your brain hurt a tiny bit, especially thinking about the future.

I think that’s a post for another time.

Roger that. Queen Rianna.


p.s. Totally tell me if I’ve gotten this concept all wrong. I probably have…


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