“Learn what is true in order to do what is right.” Thomas Huxley
In the movie “The Matrix” there is a scene in which the character Morpheus (Laurance Fishburne) invites the character Neo (Keanu Reeves) into a dark dingy room for a little chat.
This is the conversation Morpheus has with Neo-
M: “You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up.”
“Let me tell you why you are here. You are here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it.”
“You felt it your entire life. There is something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is, but it’s there. Like a splinter in your mind driving you mad.”
“It is this feeling which has brought you to me.”
“Do you want to know what IT is?”
“The “Matrix” is everywhere. It is all around us. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.”
N: “What truth?”
M: “That you are a slave Neo, like everyone else you were born into bondage. Born into a prison that you cannot smell, or taste, or touch. A prison for your mind.”
M: “No one can be told what the “Matrix” is. You have to see it for yourself.”
M: “This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back. You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill—you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes. Remember: all I’m offering is the truth. Nothing more.”
As the movie goes, Neo chooses the red pill and goes through a process of waking up to find that in reality he has lived his whole life in a pod and everything he has experienced was fed to his mind through a computer program. Although his body is alive his mind and spirit have been asleep. He has never REALLY lived.
BLUE PILL LIFE = FANTASY LAND = Living unconsciously for what feels good
“These old folk had done nothing, and when they died it would be as if they had never been”
W. Somerset Maugham, “Of Human Bondage”
RED PILL LIFE = REALITY = Living according to what is true and for what matters most
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot
42. What thoughts, belief’s, actions, circumstances and pursuits keep you in a fog and living a Blue Pill life?
43. How would you define the Red Pill life?
44. Does your definition of the Red Pill life conform to what is true, or to what you want to be true for you?
Never forget that Truth, by definition is exclusive. Truth cannot be subjective, because it can only exist by being objective. Truth is like a compass always showing true north. You can ignore it, you can fight against it, but in the end you will end up lost if you do not follow it.
45. What can you do to lead and live the Red Pill life?
“All Truth is absolute.” Teacher
“There is no absolute truth.” Student
“Is that true.” Teacher
“Truth, like gold, is to be obtained not by its growth, but by washing away from it all that is not gold.” Leo Tolstoy
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