I’ve seen people calling Haru selfish for giving up on his heat but here’s the thing: he had a panic attack. Worse, he had a panic attack in the water. That’s probably terrifying, especially for Haru who accepts the water so willingly, to have it turn on him like that and make him feel uncomfortable. He’s so anxious about his future that he’s having nightmares and he is not selfish for stopping the race if he didn’t feel comfortable. He is not selfish for deciding that he didn’t care about the scouts, the times, or anything like that. He’s not selfish for following his heart because you know what, by doing so he isn’t hurting anyone. He’s making a decision that he feels is best for him and I don’t see why people are complaining. This fandom is so quick to complain that Haru gets no character development, but then when he does he’s a selfish piece of shit who hurts Rin gosh how DARE HE?
If anything, Rin is the selfish one in this particular instance. Even though he isn’t lashing out like he did last season, he’s still being selfish because he’s projecting his dreams onto Haru and assuming that because Haru is good enough to get scouted, that’s what he wants. Clearly, it’s not. That’s what Rin wants, and I for one am proud as hell that Haru stood up for himself and finally said it. I realize that Rin has no way of knowing that Haru is having nightmares and anxiety attacks because it isn’t obvious, but that still doesn’t mean the way he stormed into the locker room and demanded an explanation from someone who is clearly upset was an okay thing to do because it wasn’t.
It would be different if Haru had said that he was done swimming in the tournament altogether, then I could MAYBE see merit behind the claims that he’s behaving selfishly. But he didn’t. He assured the rest of Iwatobi that he was going to swim in the relay with him because he swims for himself and his friends. He’s still there for him even though he’s made a decision that he doesn’t care about his times.
I am so proud of Haru and I hope that admitting this to himself and his friends gives him some mental clarity and makes him feel good about himself and his decisions.
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