• SumoMe

I love the movie “The Matrix”. People who know me are actually a little surprised by this because I am not the biggest Sci-Fi fan. Maybe, just maybe the reason that I like the movie so much is because I don’t necessarily believe that it is Science Fiction.

Okay, okay before I lose you, let me explain…

I get that it is a Sci-Fi film and that we are not living in a world that is some virtual reality created by a society of super computers. However, if you think about it, “The Matrix” is about life and not one so dissimilar to one we are living right now.

I am not going to take you through the entire story here, but for me to make my point I must give a little back-story so those who haven’t seen it can follow.

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Thomas Anderson is every man/woman just plugging along through the drudgery that is corporate life. But, he is unsatisfied with life and is looking for more. So, he lives a secret, underground life as a hacker (using the alias “Neo”) and ultimately searches for the meaning of “The Matrix”.

Soon he is introduced to Morpheus, the leader of a rebellious group of truth seekers. Morpheus presents Neo with a choice; take the RED pill and discover the truth about life- the truth about the Matrix or pick the BLUE pill and forget everything he has already learned about the truth and return to his ordinary life as a computer programmer.

Neo chooses the truth and consumes the RED pill. When he wakes he is startled to find out that the world he was living in was nothing more than a virtual world created by intelligent machines. He wasn’t really living at all.
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There is much, much more to the story but this is all that is required for this article.

So, how does this relate to the world we live in? Well, here it is: whether you know it or not, we all have a very similar choice that we can make. We can choose to learn the truth or we can continue to march along like ants, following the pack back-and-forth, living lives that are less than desirable just because it is what our upbringing and conditioning have taught us.

The sad truth is that most people don’t even know that they have a choice.

For years we have been told that the “right” thing to do is to go to school and get a safe and secure job. Now these aren’t necessarily our beliefs but beliefs that have been forced upon us from a very young age. Well let’s stop for a minute, take a step back and think where these were born. These beliefs may have made sense when our parents or grandparents were young but here’s a news flash- THINGS HAVE CHANGED, and the fact that we are still living our lives as if we are still in the Industrial Age just doesn’t make sense.

No, we are knee-deep in the Information Age and things couldn’t be more exciting. There are new opportunities for ordinary people to make their mark, live the lives they deserve and earn an income that equates to their worth as opposed to some arbitrary figure that an employer values for a job. Let’s not even mention the fact that the “safe and secure” job in the 21st century is anything but safe and secure. (How many people do you know who have been “outsourced” or “downsized”?)

All of this is possible for anyone. Let me say that again: ALL OF THIS IS POSSIBLE FOR ANYONE- provided they want to know the truth about what is possible.

Are you tired of being a lemming? Are you ready for the truth? Do you want the RED pill? Or, are you just going to stay the course and live someone else’s vision of what your life should be?

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