Waking Life is one of my favorite all time movies. The summary of the movie, as per IMDB is; A man shuffles through a dream meeting various people and discussing the meanings and purposes of the universe.
One of my favorite scenes within the movie, which I also feel relates to Hippie Van Man and my personal philosophy, is the boat car scene.
Here is a transcript of the monologue:
I feel like my transport should be an extension of my personality. And this is like my little window to the world… and every minute’s a different show. I may not understand it. I may not even necessarily agree with it. But I’ll tell you what I’ve accepted: just sort of glide along. You want to keep things on an even key, this is what I’m saying. You want to go with the flow. The sea refuses no river. The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. It saves on introductions and goodbyes. The ride does not require explanation – just occupants. That’s where you guys come in. It’s like you come onto this planet with a crayon box. Now you may get the 8 pack, you may get the 16 pack but it’s all in what you do with the crayons – the colors – that you’re given. Don’t worry about coloring within the lines or coloring outside the lines – I say color outside the lines, you know what I mean? Color all over the page; don’t box me in! We’re in motion to the ocean. We are not land locked, I’ll tell you that.
How does this scene make you feel? Do you agree with his philosophy? Or do you see some flaws? Let us know in the comment section below.