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Monday, May 25, 2015

Tomorrowland, A keeper Or Not?

horse sense
I went to see the new Disney Movie, Tomorrowland and I  really liked it. It was not the best acted nor the best story line etc but it did make a significant observation. Hugh Laurie,  who plays Governor Nicks in the movie, states that  "In every moment there is a possibility of a better future". In other words, we can change our future if we take the time to notice these possibilities. Why don't we do that? Why do we get stuck in the never ending loop of negativity. These are some of the questions that the movie tries to answer.

Perhaps, because we are programmed to enable our survival by noticing the negative things. If there is a beautiful flower and an angry dog, we want to notice the dog first.
Or perhaps because we listen to a daily dose of news media that plays to sensationalism in order to sell subscriptions.
Or perhaps because, our visual media including movies, television, video games in filled with never ending violence that we keep getting looped.
Or perhaps it is because we don't know how easy it is to change things.

No matter what the reason, if we can change our reaction to a stimulus then we can create new possibilities. If we change our reactions often enough, then we rewire our brain to do it without thinking and then we each can create a different kind of world. I do believe that this can be done, one reaction at a time. I sound like a sound byte for the movie and it is a movie worth noticing for just this kind of message.

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