'The Matrix' Discussion ThreadSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Fri, 01/17/2014 - 03:18
UPDATE: Big snowstorm headed towards Boston (again). It will be a perfect week to re-watch The Matrix. Last week some of us watched Fight Club. The discussion thread for that one is over here. I still have a few observations about that that I hope to write up and share later today.
In the mean time, if you want to discuss the lessons of The Matrix, check back here and share!
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Like I was telling another member here, The Matrix is foundational. It created a paradigm shift in 1999, and its cultural ramifications reverberate on, especially in this community.
"The Red Pill," is a Matrix reference. Taking "The Red Pill" is your voluntary choice to see the Truth, which is what Neo did. If you take the "Blue Pill" you go back to where you were before: Ignorant. Having forgotten everything you learned over the past 7 years.
Would anyone here like to do that?
Not me. I have no regrets. But the question that Freedom demands is: What are you going to do with what you learned? How are you going to apply it?
I'm asking that of myself, every day. And like the Beatles, I'm looking to Get Back: Get back to where you once belonged.. Who am I? How did I get here? What is this all about?
It is the question Neo asks himself, night after night, until an answer is provided.
So I'll comb through The Matrix one more time. Like Oil Pulling, it can't hurt. But I'd like to hear some perspectives from people seeing it for the first time. That would be interesting conversation to have.
If you haven't seen it, I invite you to watch it and check back here.