How Fragile Life is and How Important Each Moment Must Be
The whole Q and Picard protagonist/antagonist scheme worked well for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Patrick Stewart and John de Lancie were two fine actors playing some very philosophical screenplays together. One of those stands out, and has worn the test of time well. As I prepare to hop across the world yet again, I must admit the following scene is always in the back of my mind. It provides a great life lesson for the Red Pill man.
Q, a godlike entity that regularly torments the crew of the Enterprise, gives the good captain a chance to relive his life, taking fewer chances and being less bold the second time around. Picard’s new life of safety and security fails miserably, as he ends up the 24th century equivalent of a corporate drone rather than the captain of the Enterprise.
From that episode, this excerpt serves as food for the adventurous soul. Except rather than making it about “career” (bleh) New Modern Men need to make it about living a full life.
That Picard never had a brush with death, never came face to face with his own mortality, never realized how fragile life is or how important each moment must be. So his life never came into focus. He drifted through much of his career, with no plan or agenda, going from one assignment to the next, never seizing the opportunities that presented themselves.
Isn’t that what being a Beta male is all about? Drifting through life with no plan, no agenda, never taking the risk required to have great stories to tell and memories to cherish before you take the big dirt nap. Going to work and being a good slave for 40-50 years, saving for a retirement that quite honestly has a good chance of never coming giving the current financial situation of the USA.
You can watch the full scene on YouTube, or fire up Netflix and watch The Next Generation episode entitled “Tapestry” to see a valuable life lesson played out on screen.
The man who takes no risks ends up living the life of another sheep. On that note, I might just go skydiving in a couple of weeks. You got anything exciting planned?
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