The Movie of Life

We can only love those who want to be loved.

That statement alone seems baffling on some level, as one would think, “well, doesn’t everyone want to be loved?”

In many cases, that question can be answered with a resounding “YES!” However if we dig a bit deeper we may find something else. As life would have it, we each have a story. Some of our stories are romantics while others are dramas. Some may be action flicks, and others thrillers. More often than not, many of our stories leaves its viewers in suspense. They give the impression the plot is going in one direction and without notice; the plot thickens and takes its audience on an unpredictable turn, and this can happen several times in the most complex suspense movies, sometimes leaving you wondering what the hell happened.

The twists and turns of life can leave the audience and actors alike confused with more questions than answers. Sometimes the answers can be found in the prequel, the events preceding the movie, however how often do we take the time to evaluate the prequel of our lives?

If more actors would conduct in depth research into his or her character, then perhaps we could more accurately portray our story, as it would be filled with additional substance. The characters would be further developed because they would be scripted with truth that leads to healing and ultimately understanding and acceptance of all that has happened to lead us to this point in our movie. An undeveloped character is a dangerous one because there often isn’t a fully developed script. As such, the actor is armed with the ability to change his or her lines as often as they wish, which leads to the potential of conflicting story lines, especially if our fellow thespians are not aware of which character is going to show up today.

The movie business is difficult but it can only be as fulfilling as those involved are willing to make it. If the actors are willing to put forth the effort to become fully immersed in their work, no matter how difficult the task may be, then consistency of character is undoubtedly the result. Where there is consistency, the movie can flourish. If the actors are on differing scripts because one decided to do the daunting homework and the other didn’t, then the story won’t flow, leaving the actor who put in the work feeling as if the movie was just a joke, and their blood, sweat, and tears were all in vain.

It could be concluded by the hard-working actor that the slacker just doesn’t want to excel within his or her own story. Why else would he or she not put forth the necessary work in producing the greatest blockbuster of all time? Does (s)he not want to be successful in the movie (s)he auditioned and signed on for? Does (s)he not want to be loved?

Some actors make the mistake of blaming themselves for the lackadaisical work of those surrounding them; however those who know their value to the project are able to quickly surmise that the responsibility lies with those who weren’t willing to tough it out through the rough patches, and there is probably of lifetime of evidence supporting this observation. It is therefore up to the diligent, hard worker to continue on with his or her life with those willing to work equally as hard.

Those who want the love.


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