Sitting down the other night to watch one of my favourite Dr. Who episodes, ‘A Good Man Goes To War‘, there is a line that started me thinking.
Madame Kovarian – “The anger of a good man is not a problem. Good men have too many rules”
Dr. Who – “Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many”
Whilst all of the Dr’s rules have never been completely listed, some of the important ones are:
#1 – The Doctor lies.
#7 – Never run when you are scared
#408 – Time is not the boss of me.
This then got me thinking about all the other people that have ‘Rules’. For example, Leroy Jethro Gibbs from NCIS has his rules, of which I think there are 50 odd. I discovered Clint Eastwood’s Rules many years and then not long after that I found Bob Parson’s Rules.
Having been to more than the occasional personal development seminar and training program I decided to dig out all those things that you write down while there and compile my own set of rules.
The complete set will soon be found on this page, once I have dug out all those pieces of paper, and typed up what I wrote down. I have included the first few here, just as a bit of a teaser.
“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”
This is the immortalised by the character Morpheus when talking to Neo about his perceived existence, from the movie The Matrix.
Yet how many people have been willing to take the red pill and increase their awareness of what is actually happening in the world?
Sadly too many people seem to be addicted to the blue pill. Happily believing the things that their electronic master has told then. They are happy watching their reality tv, their televised sport, and daily soap operas.
We know the government and media has been deceiving and misleading us for years about a whole range of issues. Though what about Hollywood, and the TV series that are produced? Surely they can’t all be work of fiction, and created for the sole purpose of entertainment.
It is obvious that the endless stream of “Shoot ’em up” movies have had the effect of desensitizing us to violence, and that the they are assisting with the emasculation of the modern man so much that he has become effiminate with his skinny jeans and designer belts.
Though what about other things?
Recently, over a few coffees I was party to a conversation where it was hypothesised that with the high number of alien invasion type movies being released over the past few years, has been done to distract us from the fact that a potential alien incursion won’t come from outer space, it will come from our oceans. And they are in fact already here.
How do you sleep in your bed at night?
Apart from the obvious answer of laying down with eyes closed. I mean, HOW do your sleep in you bed?
If you are like most people, I am guessing the answer would be, pillow and head up one end, feet down the other, with the pillows at the head of the bed.
I used to do that too, though recently I have decided to do things a little differently.
Being one of those fortunate people, I get to have a whole queen sized bed to myself, so I decided to make the most of the space that I have available to me.
A few weeks ago, and I don’t really know why, I decided to grab my pillows and sleep at the other end of the bed. Then a funny thing happened, I started to sleep in all sorts of different ‘positions’. I have even been sleeping across the bed, with my feet hanging off the end.
Now, I know what you are thinking, what about the monsters?