Once, I read of adulthood as being not able to handle everything any more, and that scared the shit out of me. And based on that gesture, I fear the future. Would I be wise? Would I act accordingly to my age? How well will I be when I'm old?
Well, Liberal Arts, a film which I watched just recently, happened to illuminate my blindness towards those profound dilemmas. In the film, the Jesse Fisher, the main character, is a 35 years old guy who mirrors the issues. He miss his college self, he hates his present life and he's scare of ageing.
As the plots expand, he is introduced to other supporting characters that resemble three different age period. The younger Jesse is portrayed by a naive boy and a confuse girl, the older him is represented by his two ex-professors while a librarian woman and a hippie projects his present and neutral being. The interaction with these people; the conversation, the acts, the sex, later resolve his dilemmas. Jesse starts to embrace himself more by letting go of the things, by being wise, he learnt to live his life.
Blahblahblah and blah, these are what I have extracted from the film:
1. You cannot rush time
2. You cannot rewind time
3. You live in your time
4. It's okay to be yourself
5. It's okay to read the book that you hate
6. It's okay to be old
7. Life will teach you everything, eventually