a reply to: fossilera
Why it is that sometimes, you get a sign that you should be doing something, you plan on doing it, but the universe doesn't think you are
moving fast enough so it's blatantly obvious you need to get a move on. For example, you recently met someone you get along great with. Suddenly,
everything starts indicating that the two of you belong together. And, just when you think that's the end of it, every radio station you go on after
seeing this person is all about love (as in, I caught every station at just the right time when words pertaining to my situation came on).
I’ve experienced it and I have no idea how to even begin to understand it. Is it God? Some spirits? Our own spirit? Our subconscious desires?
Wishful thinking? Superstition? Idk. It feels like communication, but from whom, I couldn’t say.
That, and why do cats have to meow at a door on the other side of the apartment, when you are clearly within their line of sight?
eeeeeeh I don’t know. They’re probably so preoccupied with you opening the door that they can’t register the fact that you’re coming to do
Why, when walking with them, do they get just ahead of you and plop right down in your way? It’s like, “Here is where we rest, human.” I used to
have one who was so bad about it that I would have to walk in zigzag patterns to avoid tripping over him.
Finally, who's John Galt?
Based on the movie, I think he’s:
- an archetypal messiah character that’s a symbol of hope for selfish elitism (the kind of elitism which believes that everyone who can do for
themselves is more deserving than everyone else.)
- a symbol which overcompensates for the abuse someone receives when another takes from his/her efforts undeservingly.
I think the movie was an attempt to cleverly compare forced selflessness and forced selfishness (by masking the comparative as a contrast between the
two), so as to show that, no matter which side you favor, if you favor force then you favor something that is unjust and destructive...
but the juxtaposition made was so extremely middle of the road, that if its true intent is anything other than, “worship John and selfish
elitism”, then it completely failed.
I assume the author has a problem with either:
- God and being what they are meant to be.
- him/herself being completely egomaniacal.
- seeing the truth in a matter.
- writing good stories.
- all of the above.
Who do you think John Galt is?