Thursday, September 22, 2005


From the movie, Collateral

Vincent. A coldblooded hired hitman. He hires a taxi for a night to make a few stops to do his killing business.
Max. A taxi driver who has been driving for 12 years and he claims the job to be a temporary one. He's working a business plan for his Islands Limos which offers its passenger a ride with a club experience.

Vincent to Max

"Someday my dream willl come...?" And one night you'll wake up and discover it all flipped on you. Suddenly you're old. And it didn'thappen. And it never will. 'Cause you were never going to do it, anyway. The dream on the horizon became yesterday and got lost. Then you'll bullshit yourself, it could never have been, anyway. And you'll recede it into memory...and zone out in a Barcalounger with daytime TV on for the rest of your life... Don't talk to me about killing. You're do-in' yourself. In this yellow-and-orange prison. Bit by bit.

I find this part of the conversation to be quite philosophical. Most of us have have a least one point or one part in our lives which resembles Max's. We often procrastinate, or just felt to complacent to do the things we really one. We'll wait. ....after I get a higher salary...till my kids gets older...perhaps next year....after retirement... When will the day comes? What if it never comes? It's a drag, a person in its self-imposed invisible prison as described by Vincent. I've to admit that their still some pieces of me like Max. Sometimes when you are stuck on procrastination for too long, it glues on to you like sticker and its much harder to get it off in a single rip.


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