Mars Attacks and Life Lessons

Jul 10, 2008

I watched Mars Attacks today. It was really dumb. Everyone always said it was dumb, but for some reason I never quite believed them and was determined to find out for myself. Well, they were right. It was stupid. I should have listened.

So here is the thing. Sometimes in our lives there is a thing we may want to experience, but we have all these people who have already experienced it telling us what it is like. Telling us that the stove really is hot, and that staring into a solar eclipse really is a bad idea, and that squid really just tastes like tiny, salty, rubber bands. And their word should be good enough. There are some things we DON'T need to experience for ourselves.

Everyone should be able to decide for themselves if they prefer milk chocolate to dark, should know how it feels to help an old lady cross the street, to feel the thrill of base jumping. But there will be adventures that we should forfeit; Just listen to the advice of those who have gone before and leave it at that. Today I spent two hours of my life that I can never get back. Lesson Learned.