[ed note: movies are useful when the viewer is aware that while they don't represent "real" life - they represent an ideal, and in that way, once understood, can be like a textbook. it is their greatest secret and the way to decipher the real message from the fantasy.]
Life has an ebb and flow. It’s important to develop a sense of timing, to be able to answer “Are things going my way now?” Is the time right? Am I on the rise or on the decline?
I do not believe that now is our time, but it does approach. The scent is not quite in the air yet.
It IS possible to develop this ability. Sometimes, you can even see it. Movies are especially helpful in this regard. I disagree strongly with those who claim we can’t use cinema for personal development. Some lairs used to have movie nights when members would watch a movie, say a Bond film, take notes and compare.
Never lie to yourself. Find out what you are and develop your strengths as best you can. You have to develop your own methods. Don’t try to be something that you are not.
This is Tiffany Amber-Theissan and Brian Green’s peak. Few movies capture the flavor of early 90s white America better than this one. The people and place portray the time accurately.
- Thoughts on ‘The Road to Serfdom’: Introduction (allenmendenhallblog.com)
- Immigrant of the Day: Salma Hayek (Mexico) (lawprofessors.typepad.com)
- The Great Gatsby (sentimentalbeings.wordpress.com)