Life is not like the movies. Real life is looser, less succinct and timely. Perfect moments simply don’t come because you want them to. You’re boarding an airplane after a breakup, flight attendants preparing for departure, when you see your beloved running down the Tarmac, just in time. You receive a standing ovation as you embrace.
Did you ever notice that the characters moment of realization in the is usually followed by: “6 months later”? That 6 months is the real shit. Instant payoff is not real. Waiting for the flower to bloom when you haven’t sewn seeds yet.
There is no theme music in the background when you shop for cars
The writers of the movies are just as engrained in the habits of the way we live out our lives, our culture. What people do on TV when they’re stressed out, grab a beer. The whys of what we do when we do. The smoking cigarettes when the character needs to look like a badass.
I point these things out to be aware. Imagine life without the television. How would it be different?