Three of my favourite movie scenes are as follows: 1. The Matrix — Neo realizing that he is The One
Mr. Smith and his fellow agents start shooting at Neo and he just says "No." and stops the bullets in their place. After realizing he is The (Chosen) One that the Oracle speaks of, he can finally see The Matrix for what it really is.
2. V for Vendetta — V final fight scene against Creedy and his men
Creedy and his men face off against V. Creedy, "What you gonna do? You have nothing but your knives and your fancy karate gimmicks. We have guns." Creedy and his men shoot V and somehow he survives. He kills all of Creedy's men and then pins Creedy up against the wall. Creedy screams, "Why won't you die?!" And V responds, "Beneath this mask there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea Mr. Creedy. And ideas are bulletproof."
There's a theme that runs though all of these scenes — and it's not guns. It's transcendence.
I've increasingly been impressed with Peter Thiel's Zero to One. It explains so much in our world.
Life is suffering
Life is going to be tough.
Given that, what can I do to transcend the suffering of life?
“Escape competition through authenticity.” Basically, when you’re competing with people, it’s because you’re copying them. It’s because you’re trying to do the same thing. But every human is different. Don’t copy. —> NAVAL
- You need a DEEP ROOTED WHY or something that allows you to transcend the difficulties of life. Allow you to push through.
- For me, that's why I have this page —> https://www.cameronprouse.com/Why
- If you're doing the same thing as everyone, you're going to blend in like everyone else.
- Just as Thiel talks about "paradox of teaching entrepreneurship", there's a paradox of careers —> I can't tell you what you should do, you need to figure it out for yourself AND it's probs not going to work EXPONENTIALLY if you just copy others. (now if you want the same results as others, then just copy. that is a safe better and there's nothing wrong with that).