Earlier today, I caught the movie Black Swan. I highly recommend it, especially for all of you out there obsessed with being perfect. I’ll probably work up a post on the movie because it really hit home on a lot of levels.
Moving on, the best part of a movie at the theater, for me, is the previews. The previews before Black Swan did not disappoint. The one movie that stuck out was called the Adjustment Bureau. It’s a horrible name for a movie and honestly doesn’t tell the story like the actual trailer does. Check it out here.
The line that sticks out to me is “All I Have Are The Choices I Make.” It’s subtle, but provocative. I think we’d all like to believe that we’re in control of our own destiny. The choices we make impact that destiny. While we may rely on others for input, the reality is we are the person making the decision…we are the ones responsible.
But, here’s the rub, we can make our own choices. But, it still takes other people to participate, in order to fulfill on the destiny you want. Matt Damon’s character may in fact believe all he has are the choices he makes, but unless Emily Blunt’s character (the female lead) says “ok” when he tells her “I need you to trust me” – his choice is irrelevant. Think about it. Sure, he’s made the choice, or as he says, “I choose her.” However, he will never have a chance at fulfilling his wants, desires, hopes, wishes and personal destiny unless she’s “in.”
As much as we like to believe we are in control of our own destiny, the harsh reality is while we can make the choices, we need other people to play ball in order for us to become who we want to be.