One quote has always presented itself to me as being the most true and correct statement that i have ever heard. This quote is from 'The Doors Of Perception'
"We act on and react to other people, but always and in all circumstances we are alone"
But am troubled because my view on this has been slightly challenged recently. In meeting someone, my sureness on the truth of the quote has tricked me (most likely only briefly) to want to deny this for the first time.
The conversation with this person led, both of us as it seemed, to believe that we both understood what both of us thought , for example, feeling alienated from the world and society and trying to search for something more, even though we are not sure at what we're aiming to figure out and... even finishing off each others sentences.
But i am worried that it is just loneliness forcing me to doubt this belief. And now i am wondering why i have just posted a topic purely based on my personal feelings!!?
Trying to redeem myself i will raise a new topic.
Recently i watched a film called 'Brazil'. A film wonderfully directed by Terry Gilliam, this film was supposed to be satirically investigating a kind of totalitarian government. but i failed to completely see that this was a main theme of the film. The supression of the protagonist only appeared to be enforced by regular law in a surreal future. Maybe this theme would of been more apparant if the characters' torture at the end had been carried out as a way to control and sedate him from his free thought and daydreams by the structured and 'filed' society presented in this film. But as it was, his capture was caused by his need to protect a terrorist- although a example of rebellion against the society, i fail to connect the protagonist and the terrorist as having the same views on their world.
If anyone has seen this film and wishes to explain any points in the film which i have missed or ignored please reply.