Monday, February 25, 2008

"Happiness is only real when shared"

A quote from the movie I have to mention due to the relevance and comes in a nice sequence I would say, but I am getting ahead of myself.
The name of the movie is "Into the wild" based on a true story of a guy that goes on what he calls "the great Alaska adventure", and the path that lead there, the disconnection with society, with the known world, with the preconceptions of society. I don't want to tell much about the road and his conclusions since I expect you to watch the movie and I don't want to spoil it. But I do want to address his need to get away, to leave the preconceptions of society and its rules.
Remember the anchors? well it fits here, without then we are simple a leap away from what he does in the movie, this person with whom one has at least one or two characteristics in common, sometimes just a little voice in our heads saying what if I went? Would it matter? Would I find myself? Well I’ll leave the similarities between you and the character for you to do, and keep in mind that it is based on a true story.
With anchors one never really does it, because they provide the stability and the reason to move in a certain way, to move and realize ones potential. That is the thing, even if it doesn't matter to you, there is a force pushing you to realize your potential. The anchors, your friends, whatever it is, provides a stable balance where you have to be a certain way, simply because you can...
And for the first time I don't see this as a betrayal of ones self, I would think that if you get pushed by others than it is not our path, simply the path that is expected. The thing is, they do it because they "love" you (in Portuguese I would not use this word but English is a bit more restrictive), that doesn't mean you shouldn't follow your own way, but you should disregard others, after all a men is not simply a men, it is always a men and his circumstances, his anchors, his reasons for living. The quote that you might be somebody's world comes in here, you might and thus you should be care for that world, if not for any other reason, for the other person's sake.
Be adventurous, feel life, and surround yourself by those who matter, present in your world or not, don't let those bridges fade, they are your own definition, seek happiness but know that it is only real when shared, a life time of accomplishments means nothing for an empty world, but bare in mind that you need these accomplishments to share with those you find, life is a balance wills and forces, the simple equilibrium of happiness will come from the simplicity of moments, the ones you share unknowingly simple and pure. A night out with friends and you make fools of yourselves with one cheesy song, can anyone tell me how much more simple and fun life can be? The simplicity of acceptance, we are not simple, but life is, we will over complicate it, but in the end it comes out to the ability of facing yourself, and saying this is me but that is my life...
Otherwise life will be what happens when you are busy making plans (again in tone with last night's post)...

4 comments:

klasidiva said...

thank you this is lovely

Anonymous said...

really like it, great interpretation, seems like I missed good piece of a movie

Anonymous said...

I just finished watching the movie Into the wild.

I like your insights.
Thank you :)

Eleanor said...

Make sure you read the book too, so many good take-aways. And I love your quote about happiness and simplicity- very well said =)