Uncaring dad. Kid gets bullied. Hides in curousity shop. Kind man shows boy amazing book. Boy steals book, but man knows.
Boy hides. Reads book. Goes through adventure. Twist happens. Comes back invigorated, even though outer world hasn’t changed.
Book’s more explaining. Imagination in childhood turns into lying in adulthood. That’s “the nothing” – imagination used to hurt = lying.
Why do fictional movies inspire you? Why do you look to fiction to find the real world?
Fiction’s safe. It’s all theory. Theory is a safe way to explore.
Yup. Movies I think also can form your perception of reality. With music, time not dragging along as it does in reality, characters exaggerating common emotions and behaviors. It’s a cartoon presentation.
Take that, map it to what you see in the real world, make facts match the fiction. BOOM, now you understand.
Once you understand you master it. All without having to do anything but think about it.
Working on it. Part of what has helped me is looking at:
What inspires me?
What movies am I drawn to?
Which thinkers am I attracted to (brain wise)?
What music do I like? What does that music bring up in me?
Hardest thing I found is that I have a lot of trouble seeing myself from an outsider POV. So many outside POV, so many ways I can be viewed.
So instead, I go from without, see what reflects me, and whatever reflects me is either who I am or who I wish I were or want to become.
I don’t know if it exists. There’s character though. Fav definition of character is: “What you’re like when nobody’s looking”.
I’m working on myself. It’s a pain in the ass, looking for my own themes. Probably obvious to others, I dunno. I’m blind to myself but working on real time mental mirrors.
(bit of a lie. Last night my 13 yr old nephew said: 3.1415927 and I was like NOOOO it’s 3.14159265 — HOW CAN you round a 5 to a 10 like that?
So I’m working on myself in that dept, Long way to go.