Last week I had the opportunity watch two movies. That is huge for me, because I’m not much of a TV or movie watcher. My brain won’t slow down long enough to enjoy them.
My daughter and I went to see Fighting. After we got there she tells me, “Mom, this is more of a dad movie. BUT I so wanted to come see Channing Tatum.” Good grief. And grief it was. Channing Tatum did a great job. And if you like these types of movies, you’d love this one.
However, when I take time to relax and be entertained I don’t care to watch people knock each other’s lights out. To me that’s not entertainment – that’s real life. I see enough of that in my everyday, ordinary life – no need to go to the big screen for that! No – I’m not involved in a fight ring (if you know me, you know I am a big baby), but I see people pulling each other down, fighting for their place, cutting others with rude remarks so they can look better.
The sad thought I was left with from the movie was that they weren’t fighting for anything with purpose. They fought for revenge, to prove themselves, and gain money. The movie left me questioning my own life. Do I have a cause or do I fight aimlessly? What am I fighting for?
A little bit later hubby rented the movie, Ghost Town, and we watched that. I have to admit, I was pretty “movied” out by this point. Although I thought the movie was a bit slow (probably because I was tired of movies at this point), I did enjoy my time with hubby. I muddled through each scene as Bertram Pincus had no regard for people skills – whatsoever! OK – he could be funny in a slow demeaning kind of way.
Towards the end of the movie Pincus begins to realize he’s got problems and asks a fellow dentist for help. The dentist refers him to a poster hanging in the office. The poster got me. It put a frog in my throat – OK – a tear in my eye. Did I mention I was a baby?
“Only a life lived for others is a life worth while.” Albert Einstein
That left me asking myself, What am I living for? What is my ultimate fight?
What are you fighting for? Money, fame, or revenge?
At the end of the day I hope to say, “I gave my all in the fight for others.”
Thanks to these two movies, my eyes have been opened to the fact that I need to get my fight on. Fighting not for myself, but for others.
What are you fighting for?