If I had to choose the best movie ever seen, it has to be Matrix trilogy. The movie was deeply inspired from the teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism core concepts. The movie highlights the character “Neo” and his journey of transformation from being under dog to savior of human kind. The movie is filled with various quotes capable of transforming your personality into a unique, strong and independent one.
So here are the top two personality development lessons that we must learn from “The Matrix”.
1-Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead… only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Now, this is a shocker of a statement. It is not the spoon that bends, it is you. It means don’t try to change the world outside. It is next to impossible to mould the world to your expectations, but easy to bend your ego. Bring the change within, adjust your attitude and change the view of your perception. Life will be easy.
2- There is an instance in the movie, where Morpheus asked NEO “Have you ever had a dream, Neo, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream?” This statement clearly suggests understanding the source of information around. Who is feeding various new thoughts, concepts, fears, phobias and pseudo personalities? Yes, it is the media.
Every time fears are installed in our mind by the media. This is a huge conspiracy by the advertisers to enhance their sales. Advertisers sell dreams, but it is important to be aware and choose on their merit. This is called decision making ability. Wake up from the dreams and see the reality.