Thursday, March 15, 2007

300 (1)

You can't write your blog without paying attention to what is happening around you. On the other hand you don't want to enter to political or national discussions. What should you do then? Everybody has his/her own way of thinking about different things and in some fields people are very sensitive to what they believe. Religion, nationality, politics and ... are some of those fields. For example in Sweden, it is very impolite to ask about one's religious belief or political view. I agree with all of these sensitivities but they should not prevent us to accept correct thoughts.
The movie 300 is a new movie by Zack Snyder based on a novel by Frank Miller. It is about a battle between 300 Spartans and Iranian King Xerxes and his enormous army of more than one million soldiers. Because of some reasons which I don't like to discuss about, this movie provokes the mentioned sensitivities among some of Iranian people. I have not seen this movie but I am really interested in seeing and writing more about it. But I believe that recent reactions against this movie by some people not only will not result in any kind of positive consequences, but also will increase the popularity and the total gross of it. Last week, this movie was ranked first with a total gross of 71 M$.
In many situations, the truth is not something that needs to be proven. When you become angry, it means that something is wrong with what you believe as the truth. Then please calm down and try to behave more rational.