DJ 138


Though Dragon Ball Z will forever be my favorite anime, Dragon Ball Supper has been carrying on the legacy really well in my eyes. Just as there was in DBZ, there are a multitude of life lessons to be learned all throughout the series. There’s one moment, in fact, during episode 14 that has stuck with me ever since I first saw the episode.

At the climax of an epic battle suspended in space between Goku and Lord Beerus, a god of destruction, there is a final exchange between the two at the 11:30 mark and it looks as though Beerus’ attack is going to overpower Goku. In prototypical Dragon Ball fashion, Beerus tells Goku to give up, that he’s reached his limits. Somehow, as he always does, Goku finds a way to push even further and ultimately diffuse the attack. Though Goku didn’t beat Beerus, it was a feat in itself as he had taken on a god with an ungodly amount of power. Beaten, battered, and bruised, Goku admits his defeat and gives credit to Beerus. But as Goku begins to descend back to earth, he lets Beerus know this: Don’t ever tell me what my limits are.

I first found DBZ in the 5th grade and it’s moments like these that remind me why I love it so much. All throughout the story, from Dragon Ball to Dragon Ball Super, Goku always had full belief in himself and never allowed anyone to make him think otherwise. The timing of the release of this episode could not have been any better. Goku provided a lesson that much needed.


Don’t let anyone tell you what you’re capable of. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do.