Blue Pill or Red Pill [The Matrix – 1999]

The MatrixThe Matrix has once been my favorite movie. To me, it was not just a movie. It was an experience. A mind blowing experience. Apart from its super cool visual effects, I liked the idea of us living in a virtual world without actually knowing the truth. I mean, real or unreal – it’s all in the mind, isn’t it?

This time round though as I watch, I get a very different feeling from watching The Matrix. I kind of relate it to my life especially in the Blue Pill / Red Pill scene.

Being away from work and in the pursuit of entrepreneurship for the past 3 years, I have begun to take a different view and understanding on the word ‘work’. I used to believe that work means having a decent job that gives me stability and eventually, I will achieve the ‘outcome’ that I want when I retire.

Today, I have a totally different view.

Through books, audio CDs and seminars, I have come to understand that a job (also stands for Just Over Broke, or Journey of the Broke) is simply a means of surviving or making a living in this world. Most of us spend 20 years of our lives working hard to get an education, a qualification of some sort, then look for a job, only to work for 30 to 40 years or so, and then ‘retire’.

Actually, in a job, you can hardly retire. This is because all this while you are working at building other people’s assets and when you stop working, or ‘retire’, your income will cease. All you can live on is your savings, that is if you have savings, or your returns from investments. Of course, this is not the only way to earn an income. There are better ways.

But most people do not realize this unless someone presents this fact of life to them. I mean the whole situation is like The Matrix – where almost everyone in this world is living in a virtual world without realizing the truth. You are working for a life that leads you no where.

This life creates an illusion that makes you believe this is the life that you are meant for as it is meant for everyone else. 

Until…

One day, someone presents to you the Blue Pill or the Red Pill.

Still, it is your choice to choose. To choose which pill suits you.

The question is, as Morpheus said, “Do You Want To Know What It Is?”

 

Take the blue pill and you continue to believe what you want to believe. Your job will give you security and you will have a good life.

Take the red pill and you will be told the truth. The truth, and nothing more.

 

 

“The Matrix is everywhere. It is all around us, even now in this very room. You can see it when you look out the window, or when you turn on your television. You can feel it when you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth, that you are a slave, Neo. Like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell or taste or touch. A prison for your mind.” – Morpheus

Here’s The Matrix scene for recap.

Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most.
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Victor Lee is the owner of imVictorLee.com. Passionate in Affiliate Marketing, Personal Development and Training, Victor hopes to equip more people with skills and knowledge not just to make money online, but to have financial and time freedom for the things that matter most. Click Here if you would like an opportunity to work with Victor.

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