-------- "This is the time for action not only words, use your God given gifts to develop this country, dont be afraid to speak up, and feel PROUD THAT U R EGYPTIAN." -------- Mohaly, Feb 2011

Thursday, March 5, 2009

537) The Curious Case of Life!

Couple of weeks ago I have watched the Curious Case of Benjamin Button that won 3 Oscars, and was nominated for 13 (Brad Pitt should have won the Acting Award). It is really one of the most beautiful and meaningful films I have seen in the 21st century. 

Other than the great production in all aspects (acting, directing, make-up,..etc), the most important is the hidden question the author is asking; would it have been better to life our lives in reverse order, where we grow younger instead of growing older? If we were born old, then become younger every year, would life have been better? This is the real morale about the movie that was written 90 years ago!

My personal opinion is that it doesn't not the matter which direction is our life heading as much as we are making the best out of what we have. I guess the film supported that as well where it highlighted that the best part of our lives when wisdom meets action; i.e. in 30s & 40s, so let's make the best out of it.
What about you?



mary jacoub said...

Hi Mohaly
I agree with your opinion as it isn't important the direction as soon as we can achieve our goals, it isn't important where to start from it's important to start....
aslan kol 7aga mashia fe 7ayatna belsha2lob "mesh keda wala eih?"


amina said...

It needs a lot of thinking to answer such philosophic question, but I am sure that since we are created this way, then it is the best for us. I agree that 30s & 40s are midway through and should be used to the full but it needs building through the 20s as well.

Welcome Mary :)

Omar Rostom said...

That is a great movie indeed. The part about each incident leading to another in Paris accident ROCKS! it is scary though!

saralona said...

1st i would like 2 tell u enk begd 7d 7enyen awy we dh ban men el post elly fat mesh zay nas so7bna :S;) we rabna yeshfehalk ya mohal isa we ye2wmhalk belslma bas enta keep stronger zay ma3wtna dymn menk ya man ;)

2nd b2a about answering ur sweety question :D:D ana lma fakrt feeh l2et en yaret begd kona netwld kobar and becomes younger aho yemkn kont a7es eny kont kbera fe yom men elayam mesh ab2a b2ly 24 yers nefsy akbr mesh 3rfa & feeling as a child :D:D ana mesh 3rfa de pros or cons bs 7asaha 7aga helwa y3ny :D:D

p.s : belnesba lel dinner ana mwf2a b2a we 2mry lel allah ;);)

Omar Rostom said...

ya Mohaly el blog beta3ak 3amesh shoghl 3ala el net and you are quoted, check this:


Omar Rostom said...

Thank you ya Saralona xxoxoxox

Nerro said...

Aywa ya Omar, it sure is.
Actually Mohaly's Valentine Series was so inspiring that I had to write about it in Global Voices.
I believe Mohaly's blog is in many Global Voices Authors feed.

P.S: I tried to ping or trackback the post but apparently the option is inactive.

Mohaly said...

I found translations of some articles in French, Spanish, and Italian!

Thanks Nerro, & Thanks Omar.

Salheen said...

I really liked the movie...found alot of deep thoughts and feelings along it...it emphasizes how time (going backwards or forwards) controls our lives and man has nothing to do infront of this fact...as it was said in the movie "none of us is perfect forever".

Anonymous said...


H.A.W. said...

used to think that number of years lived in this world has no link whatsoever to how "young" our souls are.
that's why everyone looks at me as if i come from another planet.
the question is to guys now,
what do you think of a girl looking for her soulmate at the age of 40?

Willy said...

the movie is full of thoughts that deply touch you starting from the aging idea moving , Paris accident sequence and how it was written and presented is just a breath taking one.
his final message (his letter to his daughter) is feeha el kholasa

For what it's worth: it's never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There's no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.