Tuesday, March 11, 2008

A Quick Question About Enlightenment

So would you take the red pill or the blue pill? I'm sure you know what I'm talking about, but just in case, here's a refresher. In "The Matrix" Neo is offered the chance to see the world as really exists by taking a red pill or he can take the blue pill, forget everything, and continue living his life in blissful ignorance. I'd be willing to bet most people would take the red pill-- though they might regret it later (just as Joe Pantoliano's character "Cypher" did). I think it's in our nature to want to know what's going on, even if we choose to put the blinders back on later. Do you agree? Could you actually choose not to know?

16 comments:

SolShine7 said...

For me, becoming a Christian is like taking the red pill. I can't go back and I see things different now. There's a battle going on and mankind is in the middle of it.

Good question.

p.s. The Matrix rocked! It will go down in history as one of those pivotal films.

furiousBall said...

red pill, easy. my life sucks.

SQT said...

Ah FB, the really problem is if your life sucks worse after taking the red pill.

pussreboots said...

I can say the same thing about being an atheist. It's all about taking the red pill and not being blinded by faith and rhetoric.

Fab said...

blue pill blue pill blue pill

as Calvin said to Hobbes: ignorance is bliss

but then again, how trustworthy is a cartoon character?

avery said...

I'd have to take the red pill. I know I'd regret it--living in the cold, wearing raggedy sweaters and eating whatever glop is available in a world without sunshine--but, I couldn't not know. Plus, there's the bonus of learning how to manipulate my old environment. Makes for a much better homecoming experience; leave as one of the masses, return as a master. Not too shabby a compensation for the sacrifice.

avery said...

Although, I have to add the fact I'm really paranoid, so I might not have taken either, thinking he was trying to poison me. ; )

Arrakis said...

if i will become the new Neo, the red pill, otherwise, the blue one.

crunchycarpets said...

People keep voting for crazy Republicans...isn't that like taking the blue pill???

Sorry...

I don't know... I think the MAJORITY prefer the blue pill..safety and all that.

I am red pill type though...

SQT said...

Puss

Enlightenment comes in many forms. I figure it's what it means to each individual that matters.

Fab

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd take advice from a cartoon...

Avery

See, that's the upside. Even if you're not Neo, being a bad-ass Trinity would still be fantastic.

Arrakis

But you wouldn't know until after you took the pill...

Crunchy

Dems, Republicans, it's all the same really. (Republican President--Democrat Congress-- stuff like that keeps things from changing too much) I think in the end we're all fans of status quo, as long as we're living comfortably.

Charles Gramlich said...

I think I'd have to take the red pill. But I'd agonize over it.

Anonymous said...

I think that the matrix is real. One time I was riding the bus from school, and we were passing through a neighborhood, and I saw a little kid riding a tricycle. A few seconds later, when we were in a whole different part of the neighborhood, I saw another kid that looked exactly like him, tricycle, hair, clothes and all, like that scene in the Matrix when Neo sees the black cat and its doppelganger. Also, I would take the red pill if it meant being the next Neo. Though I would bring some sweetener with me, because of that white glop.

Charlie said...

What happens if you take both at the same time? 0.o

Al C Ireland said...

if ya took two of em? you would get mad out of it ha ha..

but i dont think its a choice if had a chance to be a part of something that big, id shove that f**ken pill straght up my a*s!
cum on!

-Al C
Ireland ;D

Anonymous said...

you can't take both pills. its not like cream or sugar, where u can have both. It's knowledge or ignorance. once you know something, it's very hard to un-know it.

btw most people say red pill, but prefer blue.

everyone wants to know the truth, until it makes their lives less enjoyable. and im pretty sure life is less enjoyable when u realize that a few evil men control not only your life, but the entire world.

better just see whats on late night TV.

Anonymous said...

Neo was a Jesuit, Smith was a Freemason, the Oracle and the Architect are the Illuminati, and the Matrix was G.