Let's just not know what it is!
Monday, June 29, 2015
I love watching movies and reading books especially when I have a writer's block. Because you never know when you come across an interesting line or a scene. The book might be bad or the movie might be a bad one, but sometimes certain lines just stand out and make you think.
Thankfully, this movie that inspired me to write this post was not a bad movie at all. Here's a little clip from the movie While We're Young. Watch the first 50 seconds of it!
When Ben Stiller reaches for the phone to google that word they are all searching for, Adam Driver tells him "Let's just not know what it is". Isn't that such a huge relief? I am a huge wikipedia/google addict. While watching a movie or reading a book, I am constantly on my phone wikipedia-ing things like the names of the actors and directors, which leads to more links and then some more and you end up reading about some serial murderer :p And when I am with friends, if someone is looking for a word or name of a book, I am the first one to go "Let me look that up". I have realized this leads to overload of information and leaves me with a headache. True story!
Remember those days when all we knew was what we knew. It was as simple as that. We knew things because we worked for it. We knew and spoke about things because we had read about them, not because we googled them that instant and came up with the information. And if we did not know certain things, we just let it be. And we were at peace with it. No one died because they did not know which year the movie Kramer vs Kramer was made. How nice would it be to just be-in-the-moment and enjoy a movie or a book and not have the pressure to know every little thing, right?
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