“Shallow Hal” is one of my favourite comedies. It tells the story of two guys, Hal and his friend Mauricio, who would only date extremely beautiful women, even though they are both short, average good looking. Hal’s life takes a turn when he finds himself stuck in the elevator with a celebrity magician. The puts some short of spell on Hal and he would only see women’s inner beauty from that day on. The story goes on and at the end Hal learns how shallow he used to be. I’ve always loved this movie because it tells the truth about our society, in a comical way. Even though the movie is witty, reality is not. Having to deal with this shallowness every day is a dread of terror. I don’t usually enjoy what most people do, and I’m glad I don’t. Now, more than ever. It’s impressive how self-centered most people are. Nothing (and no one) is ever good enough and what matters the most is what other people will think of you. We live our lives according to “cool” behaviour norms to feel accepted by everyone. What happened to our free will? Society became some kind of oppressor and we follow the rules, accordingly. Thankfully, some of us don’t. We, the misfits, usually suffer from depression and oppression because our point of view is completely different from that of the great mass of people. So keep in your life the ones who love you and accept you for what you are, not those who label you with superficial traits. They will be gone as soon as these “traits” are not cool anymore.
Have you ever noticed how fear stops us from doing things we wanna do? How often excitement gets lost in the middle of meaningless mind traps? When we finally achieve something and are able to see things through, all we once feared turns into something simple. There are a lot of creative people in the world, but most of them are completely paralyzed by fear. I was one of them. Actually, I still fear a lot of things. Lately, I’ve been trying to let excitement rule my life. I’ve seen some changes, which is great. But I know I have a long way ahead of me. Like myself, there are a lot of talented people who should let go of their fears and start creating and innovating. Write about whatever you want. Feel free. If you’d like to sing, take singing classes. Don’t work with something dull just because you need money. Chase your dreams. Do whatever makes you feel alive. Here’s a quote I really love that applies perfectly to what I’m writing.
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs
Stomach twitching, sweat and adrenaline rush. Basic symptoms we feel when we want to say something, but can’t. When we’re so close, yet so far. Morality is a pain sometimes. This is why we have songs, movies, books and blogs – to find some kind of relief. The best artists are the ones who created something from the things they’ve left unsaid. Desire, anger, disappointment, passion, heartbreak, platonic love, etc. These are the best unsaid feelings one could have in order to create something beautiful, something that will touch the hearts of thousands of people. My question is, why do we leave so many things unsaid? Morality is one of the reasons, but what else? Why do I keep all of this to myself? Why do we say “hi!” when we want to say “I’m crazy for you!”? Why do we smile when we want to cry? Why do we say goodbye to someone we want to stay? And why, oh why, do we have to deprive ourselves from happiness just to make other people happy? Morality and commitment, perhaps. I guess I will have to add this to the pile of unanswered questions about all the unsaid things.