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April 7, 2019

Mel Gibson: Your Life Mainly Comes Down to Fate?

As fate would have it, in the same week I listened to an 'Aussies in Hollywood' podcast featuring Mel Gibson telling of all the breaks (both good and bad) in his life and movie career and how he feels that it mainly just comes down to fate (as do I, to tell the truth), I was also reading Dean Radin's book 'Entangled Minds' and read on page 219 a paragraph pictured below of Dean's thoughts about fate.
I liked the line about if you believed everything in your life was just fate that you would be locked up in a mental hospital for the rest of your life, because Mel's new movie is called 'The Professor and the Madman' and is based on the real-life events of putting the Oxford Dictionary together.
And Sean Penn's character is the madman who is having a spell in the nuthouse, but participates in helping to put the Oxford Dictionary together.
I'm with Dean Radin that even if you believed that everything came down to 100% fate (which I kind of do) then you would still have to live your life as if you believed you had choice over your life, because you don't know what your fate in life is, at least not for the most part.
Maybe Dean didn't actually state what I wrote above in so many words, but that's my take on it anyway.
Aussies in Hollywood podcast: MEL GIBSON
"Mel Gibson is one of the best known Aussies in Hollywood as both an actor and a film maker. From Mad Max to Apocalypto Mel speaks to Jenny Cooney about the ups and downs of his career as well as the difficulties of dealing with fame."
Having listened to not only Mel Gibson's podcast at 'Aussies in Hollywood', but also a few others, it becomes clear to me that even people who think that they have a lot of control over their lives and careers, really don't have as much control as they would like to think that they do, and it really does just come down to either "luck" or "fate", or whichever term you prefer ... the choice is yours anyway, right?-)
When it comes to life, we as individuals I think have as much control over life as a pinball rolling around in a pinball machine bouncing off people and events in our lives that constantly force us to change direction from where we thought we were headed.
A Lethal Weapon pinball machine
is mentioned in the podcast
I guess some of us would like to believe we are pinball wizards when it comes to life, but maybe those wizards need to open their eyes and take a good look at life going on all around them and through them.
Which makes me laugh when I listen to people like Dr. Bernie Beitman and Sky Nelson-Issaacs thinking about how much control that they think they have in their own lives, like in this recent podcast of Bernie's -
CCBB: Sky Nelson-Isaacs - Living in Flow
I'm with Bill Hicks with his "Life is just a ride" philosophy, but how much control do you really have over the ride when you are strapped into a ride like a roller-coaster?
It reminds me of an old post I wrote, ironically about seeing a Mel Gibson movie at a cinema that had a quote on the wall from the late Jim Henson of The Muppets fame -
Life is Like a Movie?
Keep pretending alright there Jim, as I'm sure that wasn't the ending you would have written if you actually had the choice to write your own ending ... not from down here anyway.
Ironically, as fate would have it Natalie Dormer who plays Eliza Merrit in Mel's movie 'The Professor and the Madman' also is starring in the new Jim Henson inspired Netflix series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance'.
Life sure seems like one wild ride, doesn't it?-)
But who's really driving you on your journey through life?
Or pulling your strings or giving you a hand up in your career?-)
Maybe it's time to pull over for a coffee break and have a think about that one before you hit the road again?-)
I was also surprised to hear in the Mel Gibson podcast that 'Deadpool' has overtaken Mel's 'The Passion of the Christ' at the box-office in the R-rated film section, as far as the highest grossing film goes ... pun intended there, too, as I think that both films are gross;-)
Oh well Mel, what can you do, but always look on the bright-side of life?-)
Fate or Luck ... Good or Bad?

UPDATE: April 9th, 2019
The Movie Mel Gibson Doesn’t Want You to See
According to this above article at 'Film', Mel doesn't want you to see the film, because of a filming dispute over locations.

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