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Monday, June 17, 2013

You need to have a little bit of fun every day...

That is just one of the lessons from the movie, "Star Trek Insurrection".  That particular lesson was what the young boy was teaching Data about being more human.

This is one of my favorite movies.  It focuses around the Ba'ku, an advanced race of people that settle on a planet and give up their technology.  No weapons are allowed.

The biggest lesson in the movie is that the bitterness and resentment that you carry in life will change you, and anyone else that will pick up and carry your resentment with you. But those family, friends, and aquaintences that you hold the resentment against remain unchanged. 

Also in the movie, they teach that the perfect moment in time is created when you leave everything else behind, stop asking questions, and focus on the moment.

The Ba'ku have created an absolute Utopia. The rings around the plant stop them from getting old. So they spend hundreds of years working their way through life. As a result, the rush and busstle created from trying to "achieve" is gone.  The artisans are students for years before becoming apprentices.  Those apprentiships last for 30-40 years. The lesson being, if something is worth doing then it is worth doing well.

Star Trek over the years has scattered tid bits of subliminal life lessons.  Tin Man taught us that everyone needs someone. I could go on and on... but I like these lessons from today - especially resentment.  Give it up and let it go. It is only hurting you.

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