“Do not lose time on daily trivialities. Do not dwell on petty detail. For all of these things melt away and drift apart within the obscure traffic of time. Live well, and live broadly. You are alive, and living now. Now is the envy of all the dead.”
I’d like to take a moment and reflect on something. If you have a subscription to Netflix, watch this short video – World of Tomorrow. It’s a sixteen minute trek into what’s really important in life.
It’s an odd flick, sure. But I honestly felt like this was one of the most impactful films I’ve ever seen. I think it’s one of those “you either get it or you don’t” type things. Because the film is weird. Like, super weird. The director/producer was probably on some sort of substance when he made it, which makes it all the more adventurous. But the statement it makes is so profound that I simply had to create this entry for it. It really does cut to the core of our existential struggle, emphasizing the importance of living life to the fullest – rather than going through the motions of everyday, robotic existence.
The story follows a little girl who is visited by a clone of herself from the future. She basically gives her guidance and pointers on what to appreciate and what not to take for granted throughout life – via a series of metaphors and random tidbits of her life. It’s a difficult plot to describe, which makes it all the more important that you take the time to watch it.
I don’t know what I liked more – the actual content of the film or the unconventional method in which it was portrayed. Because this is definitely something different. It’s obvious that filmmakers try to embed themes or messages in their productions, but the way that this gets its point through is just so direct and so intricate that I can’t help but be impressed and appreciative.
All in all, World of Tomorrow is a beautiful message of life. Live. Live broadly. We get one shot on this beautiful planet. Make it worthwhile.