The Hunger Games :: What Should Be (Pt. Two)
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This is a follow up to yesterday’s post. If you haven’t read that yet, hop (or click) on over and check it out.
Here’s a fact. Worry is unnecessary. Matthew 6:7 puts it this way. “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Worry, we know then, is useless. So what do we do with this knowledge? We change.
In the absence of a spirit of timidity and worry, one will find great resolve to do. Think of it this way. Were a child not so afraid of the dark, he would turn on the lights. Were a man not so afraid of what was in his Ethiopian food, he might scarf it down, and possibly live to enjoy it. There are so many more opportunities given to you when you dive into a task, rather than just wetting your toes.
And so I do not sit and mutter to myself quietly, “Oh, those blasted kids who laughed at that Hunger Games scene. What is this world coming to? Woe is me. Boohooslobbersniff…” I am what this world is coming to. So are they. So are you. And if we don’t like it, we change it. We tuck in our proverbial belts and get to it. For me, that means writing an article. (Or two.) For you, it might mean going to the movie with a friend, and talking it out over coffee. (Or you could go to the movie, and I’ll drink coffee. … Or vice versa.)
Whichever you choose, there are a couple of things you need to see in this movie.
The Hunger Games is a prediction of something that could happen. Reality TV has played a major part in desensitizing Americans today. Think about American Idol. Major talent is revealed through that show. That’s why people love it so much. But the people that are on there, aside from being great singers, have lives. Lives that are changed by what happens on your television screen. People are voted off each night, and soon forgotten about. But nobody stops to think, What ever happened to that guy?
When people watch this movie, they should see art. They should see sacrifice. And they should see a warning. (In my opinion, comedy doesn’t make the list. Although there are a few funny moments. “Sooo, I’ll take the bow.” :-D)Sometimes, governments take control. When America began, it fought for freedom from a over-controlling hierarchy. It could happen again someday, if we aren’t careful. It’s one to think about.
Until the next…