Quote from Rumi
Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious. I have tried prudent planning long enough. From now on I’ll be mad. “
This documentary raises a lot of good questions. I am not going to get into a full on detailed review, i will leave that for you to find out. As i said earlier this documentary as with any well made documentary raises a lot of good questions, The main question and a very important one in my opinion is are we heading towards a new age? a new era of creation or we heading towards a huge ocean of creative mediocrity, noise or chaos? Is it necessary that everyone of us should be a musician, a painter, a photography etc just because the technology has made it very easy to access the tools for creation?
For all this and many other good insights, watch this documentary, it will excite you at the same time will make you feel angry and nervous.
Yes I am inspired, and I aspire to inspire. Very excited to recreate myself, it was a year long process of saying NO to many many things. Saying NO has helped me reflect on myself in a way i never thought i would. I have more control over myself and what i really want to do. Its like i can see through all the chaos and noise. There is a lot of garbage out there, specially Digital Garbage and the only cure is to say NO. I have found myself again.
Think magic. Think delight. Think fun. Do not think duty. Do not do what you should do-spiritual sit-ups like reading a dull but recommended critical text. Do what intrigues you, explore what interests you; think mystery, not mastery
To be very honest, last year in May 2013 I didn’t cast my vote. Reason being I don’t trust this corrupt system and completely reject this, but still since our so called leaders have imposed this on us without our will and somewhat we are responsible for this, by one way or the other we get bitten anyway, the other day during when Imran Khan announced and urged Pakistanis to start Civil Disobedience campaign, I instantly liked and loved the whole idea, here is why
• I have to install UPS systems or generators to ensure my fans keep running when I am asleep.
• I have to buy mineral water because the tap water is so infected that it can’t be used without treatment. Or if I am out luck, I won’t even have tap water and will have to buy tankers..
• When I get sick, I have to visit expensive private hospitals because government hospitals neither have the equipment nor the doctors.
• I have to go to private schools because the government schools are either ghost schools, or are so sub standard that they just won’t serve the purpose of education.
• I have to take private car to commute because I don’t have decent government run public transport.
• I have to travel by private airlines when going abroad because PIA keeps getting banned on major international airports.
• When there is a casualty, I automatically dial Edhi or Chippa because government run ambulances simply don’t exist in my country.
• The list is never ending. The point is, if I must do everything myself, why the hell should I pay my taxes?!