I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Read Millionaire Fastlane
- Apr 6, 2016
The other day, to clear my head, I wrote a short essay/article/post in my notebook about the lack of heroes who are willing to sweat and bleed. This reminded me of it. I might type it up and post it later, might add a bit of value to the discussion.The latest Star Wars film is a perfect example in how Hollywood brainwashes our kids into thinking they are BORN with talent, and that someday, that talent will FIND them, or wash over them like a morning rain.
She picks up a light-saber and thinks deeply for a few minutes and BAM, she's instantly a Jedi-force to be reckoned with. In fact, she's so adept and skilled that she can kill off a bunch of Red Prateorian guards as if she was training for decades! Are the red-guards slackers who are just there for decoration? Or are they the best of the best in the Empire? Doesn't matter when you are BORN with talent!
Rey had to endure...
- No long training regimen consisting of days, nights, and little sleep...
- No huge failures that throws her onto the brink of suicide...
- No harrowing retreats into the wilderness to fight off the wild beasts to character build...
Nope, just wake up and BAM, you have skills.
Bottomline, Hollywood is subliminally teaching our kids a FIXED mindset.
It's teaching our kids that talent is INBRED, GENETIC, and BORN -- not EARNED.
It's teaching our kids the EVENT (OMG, look at this talent I found!) over PROCESS ... (I have to work my azz off to get good!)
It's truly sad because kids believe this crap, and hence, my experience I posted in my first post of this thread.
Also. I was hoping for a few scenes of Rey jogging up the island's mountains while carrying Luke on her back.