Maybe you’ve watched John Wick’s three movies. Might even be a fan. But it doesn’t matter if you haven’t.
There are useful messages there, just the same. Despite the gratuitous violence, by the way.
John Wick: I keep asking why her?
Marcus: There’s no rhyme or reason
John Wick: Are you sure?
This dialogue happens just after John Wick’s wife’s funeral in the first film. And a few moments later, one of the villains says:
John Wick is a man of focus, commitment, and sheer will.
It’s a fact of life: bad things will occur to everyone.
People will die, indeed. Changes will strike in horrific ways. Things will be lost.
Maybe a few folks have to deal with it more often. But no one is left behind.
Human nature holds a few essential traits. The occurrence of occasional tragedies is one of them.
What differentiates us is how we deal with it.
And, these days, it looks like plenty of folks intend to live as if they were in paradise all the time.
How about some empathy with everyone that is suffering? Or at least a reality check now and then?
I am pretty sure social media has a lot to do with it. Let’s deal with this some other time.
In the meantime, I suggest we remember a few things:
- Disaster usually yields rage.
- Rage is energy, by all means. Motivation, if you prefer.
- And it should better spark focus, commitment, and sheer will, instead of quitting.
According to the Cambridge Dictionary, WICKED means, amongst other things: slightly immoral or bad for you, but in an attractive way.
Even when wicked things happen, or especially then, how about you show the world how “wicked” you are?
Let the world know that your revenge is to try harder, persist even longer, and give your absolute best at these times.