I just finished watching IT: Chapter Two. It did have that surprise factor and the scary music. The movie has shown the struggles of the characters growing up in that town. The monster attacks your weaknesses and fears.
What is your deepest fear? What are your secrets that you don't want others to know for the fear of losing them?
I like the parting words in the end where it said we are all losers and the good thing about being a loser is that we got nothing to lose - something to that effect.
We are afraid of being picked on so we like to pretend. Fake it till you make it, right? But are we happy doing so?
We all wear a mask, not the anti-COVID mask, but the personality mask. We like to play a role that others would prefer. Different groups, different masks. We have to keep dancing to the tune of what others want.
Aren't you tired?
Do what you think is best for you. Think more about yourself. We have been told to do so as long as you don't hurt yourself or others.
This is a note to myself.
For a long time, I have been playing make pretend. I had to build a good impression so I have to be careful with what I do. I have always been perceived as a "good" guy.
We are not perfect. We are allowed to fail. We are allowed to make mistakes.
In the movie, one of the characters had hidden his true feelings for someone for a long time - 27 years to be exact. It is not easy to say what he feels because it might destroy their friendship. In the end, he confessed and that's the start of a new chapter of love between the two.
Would you risk opening up? What are the risks? Losing that person forever? How about the possibility of that person acknowledging that feeling of yours and accepting it? Why wait?
Rejection is what we fear most. However, there are things that are not meant to be. We can't have it all the way we expect it to be. If things don't work out the way we wanted, there are better things, better opportunities out there. The right one will come along.
So keep doing you and keep being true.
More about the movie.
They were able to find the source of the clown. Knowing that it was an alien thing is kind of a bit of a letdown. Maybe I got used to monsters that are born out of evil. Or maybe it goes to show that evil doesn't solely exist in this Earth we live in. I was hoping for more and was wishing actually that the clown survived.
In the end they killed it words. Yes. Just by belittling the clown were they able to defeat it. You see. Words are powerful. What you say to yourself and to others have an impact.
In these pandemic times, we really should be more kinder especially in how we treat ourselves and others. We all have troubles. We all have pain. We all go through something. Others are good at hiding what is truly going on so don't assume. That's why kindness is important for it might be the only hope, the only light that others needed the most.
We are all affected by this pandemic. Some are coping well while others are not. Students here in our city have asked for academic break. It is alarming to know that 10 students in one university alone committed suicide. One commenter in that post said that it shouldn't be that hard. She claims that these students are with their families so it should be easy. I find that comment to be insensitive.
Not everyone can call their home, "home." We don't live in the same environment. Some students go to school to escape their said "home." Being with friends is their "home." Also, we are social beings so we grow when we are with other people. We are not built the same way. We need physical human interaction.
There were more insensitive comments in that post. It just goes to show that we need more understanding. We need to see more beyond what we read and what we see. Be not quick to judge.
Be kind. We have nothing to lose.