Can you protect the ones you love?
Watched a good movie and had some thoughts.
It is a Chinese movie and apparently there are different English names for it — Sheep Without a Shepherd II or Fireflies in the Sun. I prefer the second one.
The main character of the movie was a father who had a beautiful, loving and happy family, even though he had no money or power.
Of course, something bad had to happen.
His cute son which he loved dearly needed a heart transplant to live. Apparently, the help they could get from government or charity was limited.
They faced two problems:
- Wait for a matching heart, which is rare — the heart needs to come before it is too late.
They did everything to accumulate enough money, including selling blood and borrowing from loan-sharks, while waiting for the heart.
Finally, the heart came, but was stolen because the mayor’s son needed it too!
Out of options, the father carried out a bold plan with all he had — his intellectual power and his life.
He knew he would not walk out of it alive and he knew that was the last chance for his son.
My thoughts are:
- As a commoner which is the vast majority of us, do we possess the capability (intellectual power, courage, execution capability etc etc)to protect the ones we love, as the last resort, when the World turns its back on us and decides to dump us into the trash?
- As the privileged minority, try not to cross the line. Even one in a million rises up, and that is enough to change a lot of things and the privileged has everything to lose.
My favorite lines from the movie: