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Thursday, January 10, 2013


by J. R. Wagner

Still shot from 'The Matrix, Revolutions'

Why, Mr. Anderson?

Why do you do it? 
Why get up? 
Why keep fighting? 
Do you believe you're fighting for something? 
For more than your survival? 
Can you tell me what it is? 
Do you even know? 
Is it freedom? 
Or truth? 
Perhaps peace?
Could it be for love?
Illusions, Mr. Anderson. Vagaries of perception. Temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying desperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. 
You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can't win. It's pointless to keep fighting. 
Why, Mr. Anderson? 
Why do you persist?

Because I choose to. 
Thank you IMDB -more great quotes from The Matrix here.


I'm confronted with variations of these questions on a regular basis from people who just don't understand what reaching for a goal entails.  There are no easy roads.  There are no roads for that matter.  Each of us forges his or her own path and forging a path requires more work than any of us could have possibly imagined.  Yet, those of us who believe in ourselves, who have a good support system, who aren't afraid to work hard, who aren't afraid to fail -we chose to continue. We chose to create our own outcome. 

I choose. Do you?

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