Updated: Sep 23, 2018
By: Brian Gilleece
**HAPPY MONDAY!**. Already starting the week with some great success stories out of the Cinterra camp, SO lets just have a quick chat about the meaning of life.
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? Damn. How is Brian going to come at me on a Monday morning and tackle this question and make it about the Entertainment Industry? You think I can't?
WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE? Life is considered by science to be an "aspect of existence that processes, acts, reacts, evaluates, and evolves through growth (reproduction and metabolism). The crucial difference between life and non-life (or non-living things) is that life uses energy for physical and conscious development."
Energy, for CONCIOUS development.
Even on a sub cellular level, our need for continuous growth is innate, built in, part of our very fiber of life. SO, it brings us to what our very important question:
WHAT DO SHRINKS THINKS? What is the meaning of life? It is widely accepted in psychological academic communities that "life is the ideals we impose upon it, what we demand of it. Life is a unique story built upon by individual morality and intuitive powers that guide decision making processes."
I LOVE this description......What we DEMAND of it......A STORY.....our INTUITIVE POWERS......
These are all parts of acting, because I'm not sure if y'all knew, but acting is mirroring of life, and as we learned above what separates us from non-life is that life, us, humans, "use energy for physical and conscious development. SO, if we break it down, and use our detective skills.
The Meaning Of Life = Growth.
We grow. Since the day we are born we are growing bigger, faster, stonger, smarter, kinder, older, slower. But always growing. We must consciously be finding way to grow, as people, actors, grow our talents, grow our networks, grow our dreams, grow our pockets! lol.
But Grow. But is that all? Is that all life is?
MILLENIALS BE LIKE..... I can speak on this because i'm "technically" a millennial. HA, and not just millennials, lots of people say this but "Millennials be like" sounded funnier. I hear folks often saying things like "I want to do something I like, something cool, something authentic."
Life is not about doing things you like. I know, sorry.
Which brings us to the other part of what life is about outside of growth. LOVE.
You do things you DON'T like so that you CAN do things and for things you LOVE.
Words such as "like and cool" are not an objective. Could you play "like" or "cool?" No. Thats why life is not about them. Can you PLAY Love? Absolutely, thats why it is so powerful.
WE SOLVED THE AGE-OLD QUESTION: Look at us we figured out the meaning of life.
GROWTH + LOVE = LIFE.
Always growing and finding ways to support the things/people/skills/talents we LOVE. If we tackled that first thing Monday morning, what else can we do this week!?
Disclaimer: Look, obviously this topic has much bigger discussion around it than I touched on, but for our purposes it was hugley truncated to most effectively serve our positive thoughts and mind set for the week.