Movie quotes to live by: ‘the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world where none suffered, where everyone would be happy [] It was a disaster. No one would accept the program’

The Matrix, 1999, Warner

Here’s the full passage

Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world where none suffered, where everyone would be happy?

It was a disaster.

No one would accept the program.

Entire crops were lost.

Some believed that we lacked the programming language to describe your “perfect world”.

But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through misery and suffering.

So the perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from

Agent Smith

An interesting summary

A ‘program’ is precisely how several leading authorities describe how the human subconscious functions.

Dr Bruce Lipton says The Matrix wasn’t a film, it was a documentary.

That a notion of the world is established in the subconscious mind during the first 7 years of a child’s life. And that program plays back to them for the rest of their life subconsciously influencing emotions, thoughts and behaviour.

The Coronation Street effect

The longest running television drama of all time is the BBC’s Coronation Street. It is set in a somewhat dour fictional neighbourhood in the British city of Manchester.

It follows the lives of several ‘normal’ people.

A neighbour of mine who comes from the UK explained the popularity of the show to me one day.

He said that the reason why people love it so much is because the lives of the characters basically suck. More-so than the lives of people who watch it – at least to them anyway.

He said that the reason why people love it so much is because the lives of the characters basically suck. More-so than the lives of people who watch it – at least to them anyway.

And in this way it achieves 2 things:

  1. The plot line is believable; and
  2. The show makes people feel good about their own lives

Perhaps he is right.

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