Mcfly! Hello Mcfly

Posted: October 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
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1985 I was eight years old, in the United States a gallon of gas cost 1.20, a US postage stamp was 20 cents and at the theater the movie “Back to the Future” was playing. Micheal J. Fox played Marty Mcfly, a protagonist who was best friends with an eccentric scientist who understands and masters time travel using a Delorean as the Time Travel vehicle (which is way cooler than a police box!).  Marty lives in a world in which many of his dreams are not realized he feels defeated and a little helpless (despite a family and girlfriend who love and support him). Through some anecdotal and funny mishaps in the past Marty changes his and everyone else s present.  This is one of my most favorite movies of all time! If you have not seen it do yourself a favor today and watch it.

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The movie had great acting a wonderful story and amazing special effects and I am sure this is helped make it such a great movie but part of me believes that a big reason this movie is so popular is the idea of controlling and shaping ones future through positive changes to his past.

We haven’t mastered time travel yet, at least not backwards, but every day we will move forward and positive choices may or may not shape our future. It can feel like we are rolling the dice with our futures but when faced with making positive choices I think about the words of one of the most influential leaders in history. (keep in mind I am  using the words good and positive interchangeably in this post)

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

― Marcus Aurelius

So we may or may not shape our future but we definitely should always do the right thing. If we are lucky we will have a future much like that of Mcfly and if we are not lucky well we still did good.

peace

john3c

 

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