I believe dialogues in movies sometimes can teach us a lot as the words are written by writers who think about them deeply before putting them in the script.
Recently, I saw the movie Justice League: The Flashpoint paradox. You must watch it. It’s an animated feature film. We know the current state of live-action DC films is not that great but on the animated side, they manage to constantly produce excellent movies.
In the Flashpoint movie, The Flash loses his powers when he goes back in time to save his mother. In doing so he creates a distortion in time and the future changes. To restore the timeline he needed to get back his powers. If you are a bit of a comic-book nerd, then you know that The Flash got his powers when he was struck by lightning. So, in this altered future he needed to get hit by lightning too. But the condition was that he must re-create the exact set of conditions for the process so that the outcome is the same, i.e. he gets his powers.
The Flash tells his plan to The Batman of that timeline, and The Batman prepares for the above process. It is during this preparation when The Flash is strapped to the chair that The Batman tells him, He says, ” They say that lightning doesn’t strike twice at the same place”.
To this, The Flash sitting on that chair replies with a strong indifference, “They say a lot of things. Now, why don’t we press that button and find out”.
They say a lot of things
What an excellent way to rubbish all the negative nonsense that we often listen to while pursuing our goals, and dreams.
We are often told to check our every step in this world because of the fear of what they will say.
Society indoctrinates us with the fear of “they”. Everywhere we go, “they ” follow us, keeping us in line. We listen to “them” too. It happens subconsciously.
Remember, when you know what you want, “they” will have no power over you. “They” will try to talk you out of it, but if you are determined you must push through that irrelevant chatter.
“They” are the bane of our lives.
We must be indifferent to “they” and continue with our journey. Ironically, If you do that “they” will be thankful to you in the end too.
Let us destroy “them”.
I write daily here on my blog. There is no limit to the word count. I am not focusing on any topic here. I want to build a daily writing habit. This is Day 64 of the Daily Writing Challenge in 2022.