The shackles of life are getting to me, and I’m growing weary of where I am at this stage of my life. As a child, we all have dreams and aspirations of who we want to become and where we want to be, and what we want to achieve, and most of us grow up and grow old and come to realize that life falls short of our childhood fantasies. But I suppose it’s better to reach for the stars, rather than the just the highest tree limb because to reach for higher means that we’ll jump that much more.
I am still not satisfied. I want more.
I want to do something extraordinary in life. Something so brilliant that my name will still be remembered long after my remains have been carried off by the wind.
I have much work to do.
Pay It Forward was a really good movie. I’m actually quite surprised that it didn’t receive much media attention. I’ve only just seen it now for the first time, but the movie came out in 2000.
The main theme of the movie is the notion that an idea, however small, can make an enormous difference, and can literally change the world. The thought presented in the movie is noble, albeit very challenging, and many may consider it moronic if it brings upon a personal sacrifice. But if the idea is actually applied in real life, it could be the start of a new human evolution: one of a new selfless, human race.
I’m such an idealist.