Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Trumanism: Be Your Creator

For me The Truman Show captures the world we live in too well. We live in a world of concepts made real. A world where concrete can be considered a jungle. We forget the real world that exists all around us and play the game that we have been led to believe is life. We are made to desire objects and services that create debt and then we are forced to play gears in the machine so we can pay our debt. We owe it to society. So we accept these concepts as real, after all they're right there in front of us. We fall into this drudgery of business life and it stresses us out, so we turn to more things to make it better. Being stuck in that office helping the man get rich stinks, i need ice cream, soda, cigarettes, alcohol, anything. I need to drown my misery. What we really need is to be like Truman. We have lived, loved, learnt, we are observant and analytic. We should question the norm. We should explore our options, what life means to us. Whether you believe there is a creator or not, nobody made you who you are. You made you who you are. You are the writer, the artist, the creator of the story that is your life. Do you.

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  2. Demosthenes,

    I liked what you had to say about Truman’s ambition to follow his dreams and get the most out of life, but I must add one thing to your argument, you said, “We fall into this drudgery of business life and it stresses us out, so we turn to more things to make it better. Being stuck in that office helping the man get rich stinks, i need ice cream, soda, cigarettes, alcohol, anything.” What if you actually love what you do? Then, you wouldn’t be stuck in an office or feel the wrath/drudgery of the business world. Some people might enjoy their jobs, and still watch Truman’s show.

    However, you mentioned a good point that I think people don’t do enough of, “We should question the norm. We should explore our options, what life means to us.” I think sometimes people get caught up in what they are supposed to do instead of what they want to do or explore other options that you might like. When things are going well, you don’t really question the norm, until something goes wrong and you have to adjust your lifestyle to make it good again (interesting the trend in how people behave during good/bad times).

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