Thursday, November 6, 2008
In July 2006, a short 3-minute movie was launched
on the Internet called The Dash.
Since then, over 40 million people from
around the world have watched it;
and over 20,000 a day continue to watch it
as a result of people passing it along.
The movie has been more successful
than they could have ever imagined.
More importantly, however, it has inspired many,
many people to reflect on their lives
and ask that all important question,
'Are my priorities where they should be?'
'Will you, um, marry me?' I haven't seen you in weeks! You don't look happy or excited about the prospect of our marriage! You're asking me to give up my - my freedom, my joie de vivre for an institution that fails as often as it succeeds? And why should I marry you anyway? I mean, why do you wanna marry me? Besides some bourgeois desire to fulfill an ideal that society embeds in us from an early age to promote a consumer capitalist agenda?