I started watching it yesterday with my mother before I got on the road to get back to Halifax. I wasn't paying full attention because we were talking and what not, but I will be re-watching it later this week because I was intrigued by what I saw.
I was paying attention when the old adjuster was giving his free will speech and I thought it was really well done and to be honest, a concept that I agree with to some extent.
I did enjoy the film, though, in all honesty I was a lil disappointed by it (I really hoped they'd have made more out of the whole change of destiny thang).
Do I believe people can achieve their potential while being in love?
^I'd say this can really go a number of ways^
For every guy that is distracted & has the motivation to achieve greatness derailed by the potential madness & complacency that being in love can breed, their is probably another guy/girl who would be positively BUOYED by having such an emotional attachment.
Avoiding apathy is key.....though, apathy can equally be a by-product of being too comfortable OR too afraid/unhappy etc.
Very much so.......though, I'd still say it comes down to the individual.
An athlete, for example falling in love 6 months before the Olympics might well lose focus with his or her training. Then again, how about an athlete with 2 or more years to prepare, falling in love in this instance might be more conducive to the athlete's preparation (especially if he/she was thinking of giving up their 'Olympic Dream' & the their lover was really supportive of their ambitions).
I've been with my girlfriend for 5 years and can easily see myself staying with her and I am certainly not content. I get up at 7 am every day, train 5x a week and study 8 hours a day. I live so I can change the world and be remembered, I don't live so I can be moderately happy and work in an office 8 hours every day. I may not achieve my goals but I'll be damned if I don't give everything I have to do so. My girlfriend helps because she keeps my self-esteem high and I don't get distracted by any superficial nonsense.