Good evening wonderful earthlings,
I type before you in shame, because I failed at an original task that I had set out to accomplish. See, I had initially intended to share with the lot of you bored “interesting stuff” thirsty people something precious everyday and I got selfish somewhere along the way and out of negligence and all that stuff, I decided to not share with you my daily gems, until a few moments ago.
I watched Amelie.
So,I love foreign cinema stuff and loved this one in particular because I am a sucker for stuff that gives me a legit reason to dream hopelessly and feed my mind with useless whatnots on how I am going to live like a hero from today hence forth by changing A,B and C, and sadly, more often than not, I get distracted by something more interesting before I can do what I had initially set out to do. (Like take over the world and spray some kush all over it so we can all get along just fine – World Peace.)
fictional is relative.
Just because something exists in a reality that is not precisely your own at the time does not mean that it can not belong to you. Amelie takes pleasure in things that am sure we all take pleasures in at some point in life without realizing it. I love to dip my fingers in rice sacks and bean sacks at the market place too because the feeling of displacing stuff to fit your body part is just weirdly pleasing. ( That might have come off a little sexual, but trust me it is not.). Or the way she ate her berries one by one off her finger as a little girl and the way she was peeling dried glue off her hand, we did that as well in primary school and loved it!.
Or, most importantly for me at least, is
finding meaning in life from doing one very simple good thing for someone else and inherently making yourself happy just as eating berries off each your finger would. Just something silly like that.
In order to fulfill our selfish human nature of acquiring some level of self-importance to the world, we seek fame, or some form of accomplishment so we can stand proud in society feeling good about ourselves. Or maybe we rebel so we can be different and stand out as proving an important point. We seek to elevate the ME factor in all of us somehow at some point in life.
But the joy in watching Amelie’s actions is that she proves that by doing something good for someone and making them happy, all the above fore mentioned feelings can still be attained and the best part is, you do come out as the selfish shining hero and whatnot and someone else is happy along the way.
So, am going to eat the last cookie that I have right here next to me (as opposed to offering it to someone else.) and get a sugar high off of it so I can smile at the bored security guard on my way out of school and that should brighten his day and make me feel good about life.