Hey, you know, I just saw this movie, 2001 space odyssey ((good?) movies have a certain impact on me, maybe movies are even more effective than any philosophical text). Well, I interpreted at least one message from this ‘event’ in my life (I say ‘in my life’ to make more clear what I mean, I don’t want to say this event is very important), and that is that I am not ‘into’ the world enough. I do not feeeeel the reality of this world enough. I do not embrace it enough. I do not LIVE in it enough ( not inter-essed in it enough?). I did not even know when the first man landed on the moon! I looked it up just know, it was a mere 42 years ago! 1969. (I also understand the phantasy about the moon in the movie know as the movie was 1968, before the moonlanding, of course people fantasise about what the heck one could find on that OBJECT SEEN BY AGES OF PEOPLE.) (Another message of the movie – I think – is that death is scary.)
Look, as I said, art is powerful. Hell yeah, it can alter our perception of reality. Such as a movie like this. BUT, in this age, art, and ‘simulacra’ abound. Children grow up in comic book worlds and game phantasies. MAYBE people in this age can feel a bit disconnected with the world because of all this ‘distraction’ (literal sense). MAYBE I am one of those. IF ALL THOSE ‘PHANTASY ESCAPE HOLES’ DID NOT EXIST. IF I DIDN’T SPEND SO MUCH TIME READING COMICS AND WATCHING ANIME, MAYBE I WOULD HAVE SPEND THE TIME RESEARCHING THE WORLD INSTEAD. I WOULD BE MORE KNOWLEDGEBLE ON MANY THINGS JUST LIKE OLD PHILOSOPHERS LIKE ARISTOTLE, LOCKE WHO HAD NOTHING BUT THE WORLD. (I exagerated a bit with the caps, but this is just to get across an (mere) IDEA I had – on the disadvantage of fiction and fantasy -.
That’s it for now. Oh yeah, another message of this movie IN MY SUBJECTIVE / IDIOSYNCRATIC EXPERIENCE – DAMN I LOVE THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS MYSELF AS I WANT. FUCK YOU FORMAL PHILSOPHY WITH YOUR RIGIDNESS AND …. YOU KNOW. – is that life is limited, our time is hell precious, we have to do what we love most. Maybe Paulo Coehlo is right: the only possible anwer on the meaing of life is to fulfill our ‘legend’ to walk the path of our dream. (And I got a little flash of ‘everything is possible for you to achieve, but it was not much.)