Packed inside the breakneck crazy
multiverse film is some real wisdom. Everything Everywhere All at Once
My favorite character is the unfailingly nice Waymond, the husband of the main character. One minute he seems a bit out of touch, and the next minute he is the man with the plan.
He embodies the idea that optimism is courageous and powerful. Being cynical and guarded might
, but it will never land you on the moon or win a big battle. Did you ever hear a great general say, “I’m not sure we can do this, guys.” Being optimistic is seem smart strategic and necessary.
When I choose to see the good side of things, I’m not being naive. It is strategic and necessary. It’s how I learned to survive through everything.
Waymond from Everything Everywhere All at Once
Thank you, Waymond. 🙏
Side note: Ke Huy Quan, who played Waymond, was also the little kid in of Doom and Indiana Jones and the Temple . 🤯 The Goonies
This quote blew my mind because
freedom probably isn’t the first thing most people think of when they think of love.
You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.
Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese monk
even more to it. This Thích Nhất Hạnh monk dude describes love in terms of understanding, compassion, joy, and freedom. 🤩
Neil Gaiman, being a great writer, says a lot in just four words.
Make glorious, amazing mistakes.
Note that he’s
not saying to make dumb, easy, obvious mistakes. 🙃
If that’s enough to get you interested, he has more to say.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.
It reminds me of
Everybody who is honest is interesting.
This quote comes from a
graphic designer who learned to be honest with himself. After attempting careers in music or journalism, he found his niche designing album covers.
I like that this quote is so inclusive – after all,
everybody can be interesting.
I picked up this sticker at 7-Eleven. I love finding wisdom
in the weirdest places. It was right next to a sticker that said, “Life happens. Beers helps.” 🤷🏻♂️
I assumed this was a nod towards personal growth, but then got home and saw some coverage of the
school shooting in Uvalde; now I’m thinking it applies to the world at large.
Sometimes wisdom comes from the oddest places. In this case,
This is a great chorus to a song… or a relationship. 😆
I don’t mind if you don’t mind.
‘Cause I don’t shine if you don’t shine. The Killers – Read My Mind
Thank you, Killers, for a great song (and a goofy video).
👉 This song has some amazing lyrics. You should probably
check it out.
Kimi is a thriller about someone who steps in some 💩 working on a Siri– or Alexa-like voice assistant for a fictional company. It is a stylish, tech-savvy romp.
However, this quote stuck out for me when some characters were talking about having the “best” Thai food ever.
‘Why can’t things just be good? Why do things always have to be the best?’
Angela Childs (Kimi)
Hey, if it’s good Thai food, does it even
matter if it’s the best Thai food? I just thought it was a cool observation nestled in the middle of a pretty good movie. 😜
👉 See also:
“Comparison is the thief of joy” and perfect is the enemy of good.
Here’s a counterintuitive gem from one of those ancient Greeks. Euripides called it.
“There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.”
Yeah, making a mistake feels terrible. But these are your best chances for change and end up defining who you are. So when you make a mistake, own it and accept the opportunity to rethink yourself. ✌️
You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
I love this perspective. Being flexible in light of new information is a key to growth and is likely to lead to a more interesting and fulfilling life.
I’m changing my mind about Timothy Leary. To me, he’s no longer just a hallucinogenic drug weirdo any more, but a pretty smart guy. 😆 Staying’ young, folks.
Fear makes people do stupid and crazy things.
Years ago, I vowed not to make any decisions driven by fear.
It’s not easy to do. But I’ve applied that idea
most of the time (hey, I’m not perfect 🤷🏻♂️). And when I didn’t, I regretted it.
When you do kind and loving things, good things happen — not immediately and not 100% of the time, but overall they send you (and those around you) to good places.
Okay, Eleanor Farjeon said it better. 👇😛
All the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.
“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”