If you’ve all sincerely read the preface, the smarter of you might have figured I link a lot of my thoughts to movies. And the smarter ones can also figure out who those smart people are. 😛
(Recursive pj. Don’t blame me, a lot of my friends are from computers.)
Okay, so I was discussing The Social Network with my mom today, about its foundation, its basis.
About how it all started over an ugly spat with a girl, adding on to the misery of being labelled a dork throughout his college life. And how he screws over his roommate, his best friend, over missing out on the Phoenix club.
Hot, spicy vengeance, fresh from the oven of jealousy.
Anyways, my question is; are the greatest ideas in the world all built using bricks of negativity ?
Before raging to the bottom and commenting ‘Dude, you can’t stereotype.’, just think about it.
Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal, the world’s most beautiful tomb. Romeo & Juliet is awe-inspiring, yet a tragedy.
We don’t necessarily need to jump 500 years back to quote more. Take a look at Hollywood. People follow the take-make-rake methodology. Take out anything tragic, from the pages of history, or the present. Make a movie out of it. Rake millions out of it. Slumdog millionaire made Danny Boyle a millionaire, (though to me, he’s still a slumdog.). Titanic. Period.
Heck, even I made this blog out of negativity. I entered a really depressing domain name at first, and changed it later. In any case, the idea of whether me writing a blog is one of the greatest ideas ever, is debatable. 😛
Is creativity just a consequence of negativity ?
Is minus + minus = plus ?