This movie is about a dude that gets his hands on a remote control which controls his reality (you can find more about it here). He can pause (stop time) whenever he wants, he can fast forward the moments he doesn’t want to be in, he can put people on mute and so on.
The first thing I found very interesting is how abused was the ability to skip over bad moments. In our pursuit of happiness we tend to avoid the moments that makes us suffer or feel bad, but I think we’re forgetting the fact that these moments are part of life, our life. Since problems are never-ending, difficult situations are all around the corner and we have to deal with it even if we like it or not. I’m not saying that we should be happy we have them because it’s very hard, but I believe we should look at them as they are, a part of our lives. We’re stronger than we might think and each and every problem we encounter has already been resolved by other people so we know it’s doable. So instead of using our energy to make that problem worse in our mind that it is, we should use that energy to get sh*t done, whatever that sh*t is because suffering is a part of life. We have plenty of it so I don’t think that making a problem bigger that it actually is can be helpful in any way.
Another thing interesting is the eternal “battle” between career and family. There are so many people that choose career because they think they have enough time for family, but they never find that time. If we manage time as we manage money, we would have so much better lives. The difference between money and time is that we can find ways to make more money, but time is limited. These days I’ve heard the following quote: Based on your current frequency you see and talk to your parents, how many times to see them you have left before they’ll be gone? I did “the math” and it shocked me.
One great idea from this movie is that sometimes we’re fast forwarding through life without even noticing, with no remote and we blame the others for this.
What do you think about this movie? If you had that remote, would you use it?