“Seldom, very seldom, does complete truth belong to any human disclosure; seldom can it happen that something is not a little disguised or a little mistaken.”

-Jane Austen, Emma

Friday, January 17, 2014

Done outside of the Hollywood bubble, "The Square" is a must see Netflix original

We are not looking for a leader as much as we are looking for a conscience

What is a leader anyway?

Are they going to offer solutions from the heavens?

They won't do that.

The thing is if we are able to create this conscience within the society, we'll be able to find a good president.

We are not looking for a leader to rule us. Because everyone that went to Tahir is a leader. 
We are looking for a conscience.

-Ahmed Hassan 

Good presidents come from a moral people. Not vice versa. However, more often than not, civilians fall into the mistake of worshiping demigods of particular movements, rather then relying on the more "boring" and sturdy age-old virtues of the past, which gave individuals their moral center in the first place. People can chant slogans, but if they don't understand the meaning of them, the reasoning behind positive change eventually becomes lost. If individuals are set on changing society for the better, then communities have to place an emphasis on building a societal conscience and set of values among its members. Without a unified understanding and agreement of what makes right or wrong, old mistakes are inevitably repeated, and new inroads are never made. After all, the majority of individuals have the ability to obtain and maintain power, and then loose it just as easily, repeating "Roman Empire Cycle." However, it is a lot harder to be a consistently good and honorable person-- or people for that matter.

Check the film out on the official website: http://thesquarefilm.com/about and watch it on Netflix. 

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