Have you ever watched Hancock?? Yeah, it had already been showed on theaters ages ago, and i actually have seen it just last weekend, thanks for the 3 day weekend! and the pirated dvd’s! Yey!:-)
Well, the effects was good and the story easily flows to its end, but what hit me hard is a line from the story delivered by Will Smith:
When you want something, nobody is stopping you to take it, but the question is can you take it?
Everyone of us wanted to be one, to have special powers, to soar up in the sky and fly, to break things and have great strength, yeah we all have wanted it. But in this movie, what captured my eyes is how poignant and sad and miserable it is to be a superhero and have special powers. And after watching this movie, i never did want to be a superhero anymore.
To have superpowers and live a miserable life and save the lives of many? Or to have no superpowers with the one you love and die? Responsibility or happiness? If you choose the first option, what a great and martyr hero you are, and if you chose the second option, some would actually think how selfish you are for thinking about yourself! Sucks huh?
You see, i hate it when it goes like this. C’mon, why is it that life gets to be too ironic? sometimes you want something real bad but you can’t have it because you are thinking of other people? Their expectations, their beliefs, their crap? why can’t it be that you just have to think about yourself, even for a single moment that one chance to make yourself happy to have something that you care for the most just one time and not to think of others even for a single moment? I don’t get it.
Great powers come with great responsibility, yeah superman. But in real life, if just to be applied, i believe that everyone has a choice, we always do. It is indeed so noble and so kind to be selfless and do things for other people and not be selfish to think just about yourself. But sacrificing your own happiness for the expectations of many? Isn’t that being selfish in your part? by taking and neglecting the chance to be happy? Isn’t that selfishness of the many by just thinking of the good they will have and not caring about you? I believe that God always wills one’s happiness but the choice is ours to make. We make our own destinies, we make our own future. Well, better think twice, or live a life full of what if’s and regrets.
My best friend and I have been having a little chat about happiness. To do great noble things for the sake of many, or to live an ordinary life for your own happiness with the one you love? This had been a great debate between us. But if i ask you:
Will you choose to be noble and kind to think about other people and forget your own happiness and die? or will you care for yourself and take your chance to be happy, to live a normal life with the one you love then die?
Two good things, Two right things to do. But the question is, what will you choose?
No what if’s, no regrets.