What's the verdict?  

wicked_writer 46F
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5/8/2006 5:41 pm

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5/8/2006 5:46 pm

What's the verdict?

I often wonder if there's any rhyme or reason to what happens in life and to the choices we make. Josiah Royce once said "You philosophize when you reflect critically upon what you are actually doing in your world." If that statement is true/valid, then we're all philosophers at one time or another.

Going back to my wonder about rhyme and reason, is it any wonder that so many of us are confused about the purposes, reasons, or motivating factors that cause certain things to happen? The other night I saw a movie on cable entitled 11:14. Though it isn't typically a movie I would watch, I found myself not being able to stop watching until the very end. It starts with a plan of a girl (only for the audience to find out later she has an accomplice) to extort money from two other guys. This causes a chain reaction and a myriad of events that ultimately end in the demise for almost everyone touched by the scheme of the girl and her accomplice. Everyone is held accountable for their actions in the end. It's also one of those "what goes around comes around" sort of scenarios. Also, it depicts cause-and-effect rather well. I won't give away the entire plot nor the ending. It isn't a very tasteful movie in that it is crude in many respects, but it does cause a person to think about how many consequences there is for one person's words or actions in this world.

What chain of events are you perpetuating? Ultimately we affect so many others in life without realizing it. Even when realized, we fail to recognize to what extent of influence we have upon each other. I also think that if we reflect on it to much, we could ultimately go insane. After we do or say something, the effect is ultimately out of our hands. We don't have as much control as we believe we do.

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