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Old 07-10-2010, 09:55 PM
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Found this earlier today while searching around for more Avatar-related things. It's a fantastic article, full of truth.

The Dreamer's Manifesto

Mike Malloy, a voice of reason in a world gone mad.

"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." - Inception

"Man, I see in fight club the strongest and smartest men who've ever lived. I see all this potential, and I see squandering. God damn it, an entire generation pumping gas, waiting tables; slaves with white collars. Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off." - Tyler Durden
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Old 07-10-2010, 10:31 PM
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I love that article. I read the whole thing a few months back, but just read it again because it is an excellent article about the message in Avatar.

"Just as I have come from infinity, so I return to infinity,

between which events, for a little time, I came to celebrate that miracle which I could never fathom."

-Mary Jean Irion

"Why bother with reality when there's imagination?"
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:19 PM
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Perhaps my favorite part:

In the end, we know what saved Jake Sully. In his own words, he simply "fell in love." Even moreso than his apotheosis under the Tree of Souls, that was his redemption, the maturing of his own hero's journey. And it seems fair to speculate that he fell in love not only with the Omaticaya People, and the forests of Pandora, and of course Neytiri, but with life itself. His world wasn't saved through fear, guilt, or angry protests, but rather through love. Love was what taught him to truly "see," to open his heart to a much broader and richer life experience, and to be able to take a deep breath and simply sink into the sheer wonder and beauty that is existence.
I've felt like I've (tried to) become a more positive person after watching Avatar; this must be why.
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