December 9, 2005

Do you look for signs?

Pic Courtesy:BV International

Watched Manoj N Shyamalan's 'Signs' last weekend.

This particular dialogue made me think what type of person I am.

Graham Hess (played by Mel Gibson):

"People break down into two groups when the experience something lucky.

Group number one sees it as more than luck, more than coincidence.
They see it as a sign, evidence, that there is someone up there, watching out for them.

Group number two sees it as just pure luck. Just a happy turn of chance.
I'm sure the people in Group number two are looking at those fourteen lights in a very suspicious way.
For them, the situation isn't fifty-fifty. Could be bad, could be good.

But deep down, they feel that whatever happens, they're on their own. And that fills them with fear.
Yeah, there are those people.

But there's a whole lot of people in the Group number one.
When they see those fourteen lights, they're looking at a miracle.
And deep down, they feel that whatever's going to happen,
there will be someone there to help them.
And that fills them with hope.

See what you have to ask yourself is what kind of person are you?

Are you the kind that sees signs, sees miracles?

Or do you believe that people just get lucky?

Or, look at the question this way:

Is it possible that there are no coincidences?"

Well. I always look for signs.
I randomly observe some conversations on a street.
I randomly look for key words for answering my questions.
I randomly select a book at the library to read.
I randomly talk to a person on a street.
Because I believe, it works like a magic.
Is it possible that there are more than coincidences?

1 comment:

Kaufman said...

I think the moment we classify anything into any number of groups / things / categorisations, we accept an outcome based only on those parameters. To say that there are two - and only two - types of people, or two ways that people deal with luck, is admission that no other possibilities exist.

This is just my opinion, but I think that's close encounters of the bollocks kind. Who is to say that there aren't 1,001 things that affect the outcome of luck; bad or good?

And what if someone doesn't fall into either of the categories within the quotation you mentioned, as is the case with me? What then? Where are the other options?

Although I value the contribution Mr Shyamalan has made to Hollywood filmmaking, I'm fairly sure Signs was intended to be fictional; a story which can be interpreted any number of ways, like the Bible (example only).

P.S. I'm not having a go at your opinion, but merely stating my own. Hope that's cool.