directed by Alice Winocour (2015) – Even under heavy conditions of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) human values and professional skills (in this case of a bodyguard) might emerge when a need arises. Principles and expertise might also result pivotal in one’s own recovery from past mental damages. The crucial factor is a philosophy of life based on COHERENCE, DIGNITY and INTEGRITY.
directed by David Frankel (2008) – No animal is a puppet at our disposal and ready for the fulfillment of our variable whims. If we acknowledge this principle, we also acknowledge (since we too are animals) that no human is a marionette. All living creatures deserve RESPECT, AFFECTION and FREEDOM. Full stop.
directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski (1999; in 2003 were released the sequels MATRIX RELOADED and MATRIX REVOLUTIONS directed again by the Wachowskis) – What we call “reality” is simply a derivation from our senses. Of course our senses have tons of limitations. For example, we only hear sounds included in a strict range of frequencies. Skepticism towards all the illusions based on sense perceptions is then inevitable. What really are the “things” we call “fact”, “actuality”, “truth”. WISDOM suggests caution in declaring the certitude of this or that.
directed by Niki Caro (2015) – Meeting a scrupulous, upright and skillful GUIDANCE might be the decisive turn of life for everybody. It might be more so for young guys with psychological qualities and physical strength but lacking philosophical perspectives of life. It is terrible the waste of energies and time due to difficulties for young people in finding adequate teachers/masters.
directed by Rob Marshall (2005) – “We lead our lives like water flowing down a hill, going more or less in one direction until we splash into something that forces us to find a new course”: READINESS and COMPLIANCE are part of WISDOM as the ACCEPTANCE of the course of things.
directed by Clint Eastwood (2004) – The metaphor of life as a boxing fight emphasizes the agonistic aspects of any human existence. Therefore such a comparison values PERSEVERANCE and FORTITUDE along with COURAGE.
directed by Wim Wenders (2000) – “Wow, after I jumped it occurred to me, life is perfect, life is the best. It’s full of magic, beauty, opportunity, and television, and surprises, lots of surprises, yeah. And then there’s that stuff that everybody longs for, but they only real feel when it’s gone. All that just kinda hit me. I guess you don’t really see it all clearly when you’re – ya know – alive”. Suicide is a delicate and complex topic. Nowadays it is a tabu. But Stoics in the past considered it an action deserving of the highest RESPECT.
directed by Eric Rochant (2013) – It doesn’t matter if you are a self-assured sly trader or if you are an experienced talented spy. In both cases passion and love might erupt so strongly as to immediately destroy all your cautions and strict rules. DETERMINATION, SELF-CONTROL and TRAINING must be at their best in order to allow you to govern the power of love. It does not mean you have to reject emotions (particularly if pleasing) but you might have delicate roles to preserve. Some functions in society require an indefectible mastering of all impulses.
directed by David Lynch (2001) – Bad vices and nasty habits have a destructive power not only on the victims but on the “perpetrators” as well. Evils like meanness, disregard, jealousy, envy and rage might brutally ruin everybody. He who indulges in iniquities soon fall into insanity, proving unable to regain SERENITY and an overall control of himself.
directed by Clint Eastwood (2003) – Are redemption, absolution and salvation really possible after traumatic/tragic events which exerted an indelible pressure on mind and soul? Recovery and reconciliation need a hard work on ourselves, through lengthy SOUL-SEARCHING and TRAINING.
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