This movie is about a dude whose whole life is a TV show. Every second since his birth has been filmed with hidden cameras and broadcasted live 24/7 (you can find more about this movie here). Watching it got me thinking: What if my whole life is not what I think it is and I’m actually trapped? This is one of the questions that shook my boots.
One of the answers I could come up with is Yes, I am trapped. I’m trapped in my mind. Whatever I think about this world might be wrong and it’s ok. If I go forward with this idea in my mind, I can be more open about my surroundings and about how those surroundings affect me. This allows me to extend my perspective just because I know I might be wrong so I’m more open to learn to be less wrong.
Most of the time the problem is not that we are trapped. The problem is that we don’t know it and because of not knowing we cannot get better. Sometimes we know that we are trapped, but we feel powerless and we give up the fight to break free. I guess we sometimes need to get on a certain level of suffering to find the ways necessary to rise from the ashes of captivity.
Have you seen this movie? What are your insights about this?