As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible
I could have continued watching Mr. Nobody forever.
I’m sure I’ll watch it again, and I might even do it tomorrow.
Whichever comes first ;P
Watch the trailer:
Jared Leto, my favorite ‘Requiem for a Dream’ boy, tells a quantum life story.
His story is a mix of multiple possible choices and destinies, each and every one caused by seemingly meaningless decisions he made at different times in his life – as a child, as a teenager, as an adult. So many different lives – but which is the right one?
“Each of these lives is the right one! Every path is the right path. Everything could have been anything else and it would have just as much meaning.”
Every decision he makes, as small as it seems, leads to a different destiny
but when it comes to one thing – they are all eventually the same.
I won’t tell you why. You’ll have to watch it. That’s the whole thing with movies! Watching them. Yes.
Well, anyway.. I’m so glad I was up at 2:30 am. Sometimes insomnia throws you a crumb.
Jaco Van Dormael, the talented director and writer, can sure make you take a pause and think of all the choices you’ve made over the years.
Small ones, big ones, they all hold the same importance.
Every little thing I do determines my future. Every little thing I choose not to do, does the same. So do I do? Or do I don’t?
“Before he was unable to make a choice because he didn’t know what would happen. Now that he knows what will happen, he is unable to make a choice.”
I think I’m happy to be in the dark. I believe my imagination will bring me a better future than the one waiting for me if I know it in advance.
& of course I got confused from it all.
Our universe is expanding, and I’m aware of its cheeky intent to rapidly spread into non-existence, or alternatively shrink back into non-existence (two great options, you must agree). But I never thought of what would happen to the time dimension if the universe, lets imaginatively say, will slowly shrink back.
“What was there before the big bang? Well, you see, there was no before because before the big bang, time did not exist. Time is a result of the expansion of the universe itself. But what will happen when the universe has finished expanding?”
We’re now expanding, so everything is going forward. Clocks tick into the future, and time can never go back. But ‘never’ is a harsh word considering the unknown options, especially in a world where scientists use the phrase Parallel universes, frequently, and not in a fiction movie. Science fiction is becoming real. How overwhelming is that? Much. Much overwhelming.
So what will happen to the Time dimention if the universe starts to shrink? Will clocks go backwards?
Will my words go backwards?
Backwards go words my will?
?sdrawkcab og sdrow ym lliW
?lliw ym sdrow og sdrawkcaB
Will we understand?
Will we be aware of going backwards, or will we be soulless puppets? Will we remember? Will we know we’re here as I know I am here right now?
“Doesn’t sound like it’d be much fun to know what’s going to happen.”
I don’t know if I would prefer the aware-reversed life.
I’ll know what’s going to happen, I’ve already been there, I’ve already picked and decided which were the best moments of my life, I’ve framed them and I’ve put them on the fire place, and I’ve taken their picture from every angle.
(…besides the obvious, terrible bore) if we go backwards, I’ll wait for the best moments and cherish them more, and maybe it’ll be the first time I’ll really know I’m happy now, right now, or I’ll just be unhappy because the moment was not what I’ve made it to be in my head – for my memory has betrayed me, and apparently I’ve waited for the good fake ones while missing the good real ones. And I’ve wasted my life – all over again.
Now, isn’t that a scary thought?
“It should be written on every schoolroom blackboard: life is a playground or nothing.”