“ The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time” – Mark Twain
My favourite movie is Troy. It is a 2004 American epic adventure war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen which is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad. The film features an ensemble cast led by Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom.
My favourite scene in Troy is where Brad Pitt who plays Achilles is by the water with Thetis his mother, contemplating whether or not to go to Troy. She says this to him; “If you stay in Larissa, you will find peace. You will find a wonderful woman, and you will have sons and daughters, who will have children. And they’ll all love you and remember your name. But when your children are dead, and their children after them, your name will be forgotten… If you go to Troy, glory will be yours. They will write stories about your victories in thousands of years! And the world will remember your name. But if you go to Troy, you will never come back… for your glory walks hand-in-hand with your doom. And I shall never see you again.” After hearing what his mother says and confirming that it is true, Achilles chooses to go to Troy because he understands that he is a warrior and the purpose of a warrior is to fight. To a warrior like him, facing the greatest foe even if it costs him his life and having the world remember his name for the great battles he fought is more important than living a long and peaceful life.
This movie made me understand at a young age that there was something far worse than death and that is to live a life without purpose.
Having a purpose is like having a mission. When you’re on a mission you know that there would be a lot of danger and adversary but you are so focused on that mission that you are prepared to face and conquer it all.
As a warrior, glory was Achilles’ mission and purpose and he was ready to even face death.... Read more
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