Monday, January 28, 2008

Food for Thought

Today I got to pick the movie that sweetie and I went to. We saw Bucket List. It is about 2 men who meet in a hospital. Together they make a "things to do before I kick the bucket" List and then set out to do this. In the above photo, Carter (Morgan Freeman) has just asked Edward (Jack Nicholson) what he thinks about life. Carter tells him a story about 2 questions asked of the ancient Egyptians (?) upon reaching Heaven. "Have you found joy in your life?" to which Edward replied "yes". Followed up by "Have you given joy through the living of your life?"
Now that is a food for thought. This movie is essentially asking "what is the purpose of our living?" What will people be able to say about our life when we are finished with our time on this earth?

This is an interesting movie as it brings together 2 men who would not have met otherwise. They were from different backgrounds/class, but were brought together by irony and their health issues. From this shared experience, they learned to live life to the fullest and how to enrich themselves by sharing of themselves.

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