After Fear

aeThe movie “After Earth” didn’t do so hot for a variety of reasons, but there were a couple redeeming factors. ┬áThe first is that M. Night Shyamalan exhibited an absurd amount of discipline by abstaining from putting a plot twist at the end of the movie.

The other came during the story Will Smith’s character was telling about the day he overcame fear:

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story and that day mine changed.”

That is very well said. Even though it came from a movie. In fact, it could have been scribbled on the back of a napkin by Ron L. Hubbard and despite that, it would still be right on.

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