My Takeaways from Avatar

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Yesterday I watched 3D version of Avatar -- a long-waited, very popular and generally positively commented movie. I didn't have to disappoint; for me, over a long time this was once again a real cinema-experience. What everyone exactly sees in this movie (as well as in other movies) is of course individual. Here is a summary of my takeaways.

The first thing I registered was the clarity by which the consequences of putting profits first were addressed. Basically it is said that this leads to destroying our own living environment on the Earth and thereafter to destroying the living environment of those in other planets (if we should find life outside the Earth).

Secondly, it was highlighted that only a very small part of humanity really tries to understand the others and attempts to see the world through their eyes. The other people only see their own targets or (perhaps even worse) remain indifferent. This is closely linked to the third point -- that one can't learn anything when his/her glass is full. Instead, one should keep his/her class empty and eyes open.

Fourth, note how much bad Jake Sully actually first made by just doing his job -- forwarding information and knowledge to the Earth people (who were about to attack Na'vi people based on this information). Note also what a power is contained in knowledge.

The fifth thing is that at some point you need to choose for which side you are -- for those that you originally belong to and who hired you (for Earth people in Jake's case), or for the ones that do the right thing according to your best understanding (the Na'vi people in Jake's case).

Sixth, it is well captured that systems start to broke down from inside, not because of outside forces (Jake and some other people in his side are traitors from the perspective of the human leaders).

The seventh point is that true love and fighting for right thing make you much stronger and much more powerful than you ever could have imagined before.

So, go and see the movie by yourself if you haven't done it already -- and think what you find from it.

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