*shaking my head…*
I wasn’t the most hardcore fan of professional wrestling when I was growing up, but there was one wrestler that I loved to watch more than any other wrestler out. His name was The Rock.
There was something about his personality that I admired. From his signature catch-phrase (“If you smell what The Rock is cookin’!”), to The People’s Eyebrow, to his unbelievably cocky and arrogant nature as “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment”… I absolutely loved this guy. He was awesome.
That was then… this is now.
So I just watched Notorious, and after watching it, I was reminded of this Bible verse:
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. –Exodus 20:12 (KJV)
I know. It’s probably a little weird to relate Biggie to the Bible. Oh well.
Anybody that knows the story of Christopher Wallace (also known as The Notorious B.I.G., or Biggie Smalls) knows that his life was cut short, as he was shot and killed on March 9, 1997. Notorious did an excellent job, in my opinion, in its portrayal of Biggie and his life. One of the most important themes of the movie to me, however, was the love that Mrs. Voletta Wallace had for her son.
“Peaceful Warrior” is the movie you need to watch.
Now, about 7 hours ago, before I sat down to watch this movie, I felt like I had a great perspective on life. Looking back on it now, it was still a pretty solid perspective. But there was one problem in my thinking.
Anybody that knows me well knows that I love to enjoy life, as much as possible. Sometimes too much. But you live and you learn. Either way, I’m just not the kind of person that’s always concerned about every little bad thing that might happen. I try to live the right way, and I take precaution, but I still like to take risks at the same time. You only live once… so you might as well enjoy it.
At the same time, I make it a rule never to have regrets. I feel like everything that’s happened to me has happened for a reason, and without my experiences (both good and bad), I wouldn’t be the person that I am today.
With that said, I do often find myself getting upset whenever I don’t get what I want. Not to say that I’m spoiled, but when I aspire to a certain goal and don’t reach it, it hurts me.
My bad, scratch that… it hurt me. Past tense.
That was before I watched this movie.