by phil on Wednesday Apr 16, 2003 9:42 PM
Waking Life, The, philosophy2
In the film The Waking Life there's a scene with an old man philosopher who invokes Sartre and says, "To reject any single moment of existence is to reject ALL of existence." At first, I'm like, wow, that's great; he was able to tap into the modern philosophical implication from determinism that you cannot reject one effect without rejecting every single cause in the world that led up to it. And then I thought, man, I hope it doesn't take me 40 years to learn the same lesson that a simpleton could learn, i.e. that "It's all good" and that we should learn to accept things.