I watched the movie “everything everywhere all the time” yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was fun and quirky with amazingly choreographed martial art fights and at the same time deeply moving.
Without giving any spoilers, for me, the point that it was trying to make is that nothing matters and accepting that reality is freeing and allows one to actually live better and be kind.
It definitely worked in the movie but I find it lacking in the “real world”. I’m in a moment in my life at which I need to do things because paying bills and keeping a roof over my family’s head kind of matters… and being told “nothing matters, just be kind” is sort of… Idk, annoying?
At the same time, the message of being kind because we all are figuring it out is very powerful, specially when I need to be kind to myself.
So, I’m not 100% with the nothing matters part because to me that would likely make me want just play switch and eat snacks all day. But be kind is a different story!
So here I leave you with a quote from Dale Carnegie
Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving
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