The Academy Awards were a Reminder

And that may be exactly what transpired last evening.

I have never been one for award shows because they tend to jump right off my own weirdo-meter. It always struck me funny that supposed accomplished actors fail repeatedly to project happiness, warmth, and genuine display of good character on camera and without a script.

The other odd thing is that we seem to judge actors by the characters they portray, so when one consistently comes across as endearingly charming and funny and cute in roles we often think that is what they are like. And of course that is ridiculous.

I suppose we all project a persona in public that is not entirely representative of who we truly are. It is just a part of the whole. Actors and actresses (although some females want to be referred to only as actors) just do it to a greater degree than we.

Some of you know from my Bridgesburning blog that I embrace this whole Nietzsche thing about truth and perception: There are no facts, only interpretation.

In the last few years we have had more than one mask falling off. More like torn off from purported ideals like democracy, that demonstrated laws and rules are only effective when followed, and when challenged repeatedly there is no consequence. So now we see what we believed to be true was false and chaos ensues all over the world.

Enough poor politicians not smart enough to properly fool the masses with a ’good spin’ ended up revealing the false basis of politicians world wide. Did we get smarter or are they just lousy at the game?

Things are changing, good old boys, and good old beliefs are failing in a spectacular fashion and something will replace it.

LIfe doesn’t exist in a vacuum. When something is removed or changed something else will replace it.

I wonder what it will be?

So deep thoughts of sorts from North of 43.

Chris G March 28th ’22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

21 thoughts on “The Academy Awards were a Reminder”

  1. I watched it too, and thought will smith was an idiot. I don’t like him or his wife cos of their personal lifestyle and I think they’re both narcissists, but I didn’t know she had alopecia, I thought it was a fashion statement. Maybe chris rock thought the same, who knows? What I do know is that violence is not an acceptable response when you don’t like what someone says. Look at the class and dignity Judge Brown’s husband exhibited when she was attacked at the hearings last week. That’s the role model we need to embrace.

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  2. I think Will Smith is a fine actor, but maybe, not so fine, a man. I read his book, and it changed my perception of him. But it must be very difficult to always be in the public eye and judged by people, like me, who don’t know you personally.

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  3. I’m going to play devil’s advocate and say that that stunt was a good bit of publicity, as I wouldn’t have know the Oscars was on, nor would I have realised he had a new movie out had it not been for that slap. Then again, props to Chris Rock for that amazing recovery.

    Your Nietzsche philosophy reminds me of the Stoic saying of “Things happen, none of which are inherently good or bad, and it’s within our power to decide how we value them.”

    I’m not too sure if they’re in the same vein, because I’m not really good at these deep thoughts, but I believe in the same thing too, that we all hold our certain ways of interpretation. Anyway, thanks for this post, Chris!

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