Friday, March 15, 2013

What Do YOU Say? The Blue Pill or the Red?

My fella and I watched The Matrix again last night. It had been a long while...
It took me back to my days teaching 10th graders, when we'd write about and discuss the central question of this film. 

If you discovered that your life was just a dream, would you choose to stay asleep or opt to wake up to fight in a far more stressful, horrifying reality?
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As we watched Neo struggle through the Matrix, we found ourselves frequently pausing the movie to yap, because that's how we roll—we debate, play devil's advocate, plead our cases to each other in hopes to land an inarguable point. You'd probably HATE watching movies with us. 

Overwhelming as the question is, my response is unwavering. There is NO WAY I'd choose to quit this life/dream to take on the terrible reality Neo faces. Not the slightest chance. 

Maybe that means I'm totally selfish—that to me, sometimes ignorance IS bliss. 

Maybe it means that I'd better focus on paying it forward, because I'm awfully lucky to have such a wonderful dream/life goin' on over here.

Or maybe it means that people who'd choose to "wake up" to fight in that world are wacky, a little arrogant, irrational and impulsive but packin' a LOT of courage, determination and strength.
But if humans ARE a virus, which choice makes the most sense for our planet?!? 

Such a head trip!

Personally, if some strange dude popped outta nowhere and offered me an array of colorful pills, I'd hightail it outta there pretty quickly, so there's always that to factor in as well, huh?

So how about you? What do YOU say? 

If you discovered that your life was just a dream, would you choose to stay asleep or opt to wake up to fight in a far more stressful, horrifying reality?
Write or link to a response below. We'd love to hear your take on the topic.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends—and have the sweetest dreams ever!

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