Not everyone lives the same life
This is a movie about the doorway to heaven manned by a man named Gideon. he had a monologue. When I first heard this it made sense. But as I thought about it, I realized that it skipped by quite a few truths to make ’sense'. And therefore, it made no sense.
There was the white light, and a shack that people could choose to enter that was ‘a waiting room’… that people never left. But why, a man asked, would people choose the shack. The answer was they chose misery.
Then this dialogue started.
He asked Gideon, why choose Misery over heaven?
Some do it to get attention, some do it because it’s all they know. Others feel if they love and they are afraid to lose it, because the pain will get too great
Misery becomes an option for control
Life is too good… ‘I’ do something to make it miserable.
A man with the perfect life… a wife, money, kids...He thinks of something horrible he could do… adultery, etc...
He creates misery bomb. Control.
Creation is an act of love. It requires patience, kindness, consideration
Destruction is an act of will, violence, ignorance , arrogance
When I create, I trust, when I destroy, I impose
When I heard this it made sense. But then I started thinking about this. What about drive to become a better person with goals to strive to better the world? What about goals that create pains because it requires mental innovation and thinking outside the box? What about third world people who believe in other ideals that would make a person stronger. From an anthropological standpoint, this whole monologue falls apart.
In truth, it is a bunch of junk that makes certain people feel like they are on the right track, and, possibly, those same people to think others are not.
Different people have different needs, wants, things that push them. This movie assumes only one way to live must be right.