"Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody is gonna die. Come watch TV.".
I understand now. you are attracted to greatness.
Mark’s success and many other students achievements are partly result from their social status.The people with wealth and power send their kids to top schools to get the best education and then pass the privilege to them then to the next generation,generation by generation!It is not fair.The tuition of Ivy League universities are too high for most families,even the middle class families!It’s like they built a wall to protect their castle inside which are not treasure but something much more valuable in this world today——the education resources.It is the most effective and fair way for people to climb the social ladder.Just as what the principle in the movie said”Harvard students believe that inventing a job is better than finding a job.”,the students in the famous universities usually have a much broader platform and more resources than the general universities.I can truly feel that through my own experience.The university in the city where I grow up and the RUC is so different that you can hardly call the former as a university!So,if you bring a bunch of students whose backgrounds are so powerful and who has already received years of high quality education since they are children to a great amount of resources ,changing the world is just a matter of time.
The fact that we are all going to die one day；that the universe is so big and nothing in it matters.
Nobody exists on purpose.Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody is gonna die. Come watch TV.
Because greatness is all in you.
About the hero.The film tends to make Mark Zuckerberg a
intelligent strange guy with extremely low EQ .But please remember this
is just a film.I was pretty angry at some people’s opinion that the film
is quite real.It is NOT.Surely you can say that the movie is much more
real compared to most Chinese films with great affectation and stagy
acting.However,you can still see a lot of shooting techniques and
tendentious narratives in it which can lead you to a specific opinion
but the facts.(If you think it is already real enough then I recommend
you watching SKAM or Silicon Valley.You will get shocked by the
“reality” it creates on purpose.)Besides,if you have read a little about
Mark Zuckberg you will not believe in the odd and smart character that
is created to cater to the viewers’ taste.The real Mark seems more like
a nice guy just like everyone else. Did you even realize it is a kind of
stereotype that all the extremely intelligent people are a bit wired or
cannot fit into the society like we ordinary people do?The reason that
we do that maybe we can’t take the fact that there exist some people who
can be so perfect that he/she does not have any flaw which we can find
to comfort ourselves.
Now let’s forget about the reality but just analyse the character in the film.There was one shot showing that Mark wore shorts in the cold winter and run on the ground covered with thick layers of snow wearing slippers.Now let me ask you a question:if you wear clothes that are considered abnormal in the public,what would you feel?Most people would feel ashamed and uncomfortable especially for young college students because they usually attach much importance to how they are viewed in peers’ eyes.Of course some may say that they do not care about what others think.But why would you think so?Why didn’t Mark care about that?Personally,I think it is because he is very smart and mostly because he is totally aware of that.That is why he has enough confidence to support himself to do the things that are not generally accepted.When someone asks why he is so wired others would say that it is because he is a genius so he is different.(See?Stereotypes!)Besides that kind of behavior is only acceptable when you are a genius but a mediocre.Our society seems to give the smart people a kind of privilege and special respect for their admirable intelligence.Just like what I heard in a art history class about Michelangelo.The interpreter(also a graduate student of art history) thought that it was totally fine for a talent like that to be socially inept and being peculiar or even annoying.
《苏菲的世界》里有个有趣的比喻，人不过是大兔子绒毛上的一只跳骚。死亡是全宇宙最无需大惊小怪之事，就像《三体》里的枪手对着遥远的木桩打靶一样， everything is so random here. 也正如存在主义戏剧所传达的信息：Life is essensially absurd. 人生本质上是荒诞而无意义的。每一集都在致敬某个或某些科幻作品或概念，故事框架其实不足为奇。然而它有趣就有趣在，它披着科幻的外衣，实则用极为黑色幽默的手法探讨了人性以及人类存在的哲学价值。从某种程度上说，这对于“人生皆苦”的我们来说，真是种宽慰。"I'm in great pain, please help me" 怪诞的口头禅背后其实是对死亡最深的恐惧。形式极滑稽，实则却悲观；笔触极冷，却又暖心。有种“看透了这个fucking damn world，却依然爱它"的感觉。嘲笑人类的渺小，却又深切地悲悯着这种渺小。
Rust: People out here, it's like they don't even know the outside world
exists. Might as well be living in the fucking moon.
Marty: There's all kinds of ghettos in the world.
Rust: It's all one ghetto, man, giant gutter in outer space.
Rust: Look. I consider myself a realist, all right, but in philosophical terms, I'm what's called a pessimist.
Marty: Um. Ok. What's that mean?
Rust: Means I'm bad at parties.
Marty: Let me tell you. You ain't great outside of parties either.
Rust: I think human consciousness was a tragic misstep in evolution. We became too self-aware. Nature created an aspect of nature separate from itself. We are creatures that should not exist by natural law. ...
We are things that labor under the illusion of having a self, this accretion of sensory experience and feeling, programmed with total assurance that we are each somebody when, in fact, everybody's nobody. ...
I think the honorable thing for species to do is deny our programming, stop reproducing, walk hand in hand into extinction, one last midnight, brothers and sisters opting out of a raw deal.
Marty: So what's the point of getting out of bed in the morning?
Rust: I tell myself I bear witness, but the real answer is that it's obviously my programming, and I lack the constitution for suicide.
But it`s easier to watch greatness.
Some special lines. ”You re gonna go through life thinking that
girls don’t like you,because you are a nerd.I want you to know,from the
bottom of my heart that won’t be true.It would because you are an
I carefully read their conversation twice and analysed them a little bit in my heart.I found that Mark’s thought are very confounding and his words are also quite complex so it was hard for the girl to understand what he is talking about and follow his pace.I can see that that the girl tried several times to be nice such as trying to start a new topic, shift his attention or end a relationship with some thoughtful expressions but it seems that Mark kept making things worse.The question is,whether Mark is an ASSHOLE.First,I found that the girl’s words are not so clear and easy to understand compared to what we usually hear in our daily life(though a lot more clear than Mark’s) so we cannot put all the blame on Mark.But what she said are mostly based on our social understanding which is totally different with Mark’s decoding words.Second,Mark seems to keep insulting the girl’s family and her educational level without purpose.If I draw a conclusion from my analysation I would say that it is because he is a nerd.However,as we keep watching we can notice that Mark’s EQ is definitely no as low as what we assumed it to be.He knew exactly how students want——check out their friend’s latest news conveniently.He knew how to manipulate his best friend.So is he a socially incapable nerd or an asshole？
The words of the jury counselor that“You are not an asshole Mark.You are just trying so hard to be.”are correlated with what his ex-girlfriend said.I think the emphasis lies in the latter sentence.①You are not even good enough to be an asshole.②you are trying to be someone you are actually not.(you can be a nice person if you want to be)According to the woman’s look on her face I think she said those words with no irony but sincerity.But would anyone try so hard just to be an asshole? In fact I think Mark didn’t intend to be an asshole but to revenge against his ex-girlfriend and friend through which he became a jerk.At the end of the movie Mark keeps refreshing the webpage,just trying to be a nice guy in a wrong way,again.
S1人体公园那集中，配角的死亡都像打了个喷嚏一样平常甚至滑稽。死亡、夫妻不和、男童性侵、婚外性、性癖，所有这些令人难以接受的事件，都在几分钟之内以美式幽默极快地演绎出来，一带而过。足够拍好几部日本伦理片了（笑）太阳底下无鲜事，一切都是惯常。Jerry说“Enjoy being human”，but those are exactly what being human means。黑格尔说，所有事物都必然走向自己的反面。看多了日韩的细腻伦理人性剧，我觉得Rick and Morty这种跳脱讽刺的风格真是让人想要说脏话的那种迷人。以哀表现哀是最浅层的，以无表现哀或许是种深刻，但若能以乐表现哀，真的是种看透的智慧，实属最高一层。引用一个友邻对这部动画的评价"so damn good, and so stupidly smart"。
It`s easier to go see greatness, than it is to put in the time.
www.8722.com，个人最喜欢的两集：S2E3 (Unity), S3E7 (president Morty). 也喜欢两首插曲：Do you feel it; For the damaged coda。可谓神作。
See, we all got what I call a life trap, this gene-deep certainty that things will be different, that you'll move to another city and meet the people that'll be the friends for the rest of your life, that you'll fall in love and be fulfilled. Fucking fulfillment, and closure, whatever the fuck those two--Fucking empty jars to hold this shit storm, and nothing is ever fulfilled until the very end, and closure. No, No, No. Nothing is ever over.
To put in the energy, to discipline yourself, to sacrifice...
People incapable of guilt usually do have a good time.
It`s easier, so that`s why you average.
Pick up what you keep, and you leave the rest behind. People get
You start like that. You live with it.(Maggie)
You`ve been doing the same thing, you at the same job.
You are not bad. It's not you. There's a weight, and it got its fishhooks in your heart and your soul.……You got one way out, and it's through the grace of God. You're only how the Lord made you. You are not flawed. We, you, me, people, we don't choose our feelings. There's grace in this world, and there's forgiveness for all, but you have to ask for it.（Rust审问犯人，说完，犯人急着confess了）
You are experiencing the same thing in your life. Nothing has changed.
Im in great pain. Please help me. （S1) ＃死亡
People. I've seen the finale of thousands of lives, man. Young, old. Each one is so sure of their realness, that their sensory experience constituted a unique individual with purpose, meaning…so certain that they were more than a biological puppet. Well, the truth wills out, and everybody sees once the strings are cut, all fall down.
Everything about you is phenomenal.
Parents are just kids having kids （S1E7) ＃代际关系
Each stilled body so certain that they were more than the sum of their urges, all the useless spinning, tired mind, collision of desire and ignorance.
But you`ve consciously made a decision to be average.
The only difference is that you didn’t disappear afterwards. (Beth to Jerry) ＃婚姻
Everybody think they gonna be something they not. Everybody, they got this big plan. （船上的old man）
You are average in school.
Letting go of the needs to be popular is what makes people like you. (S1) ＃人际与自我
（看尸体的照片）It's an unmistakable relief, see, because they were afraid and now they saw for the very first time how easy it was to just let go, and they saw--in that last nanosecond, they saw what they were, that you, yourself, this whole big drama, it was never anything but a jerry-rig of presumption and dumb will and you could just let go finally now that you didn't have to hold on so tight…to realize that all your life-- you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memory, all your pain-- it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person…and like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it.
You are average at your workplace.
Yours, and nobody else’s, Unity (S2E3 这句真的完全戳中我的泪点） ＃爱情
Man, you got two ways of looking at it, Tiger. You can die and lose your shit, or you could live, go make some more shit.
Like everything you do is average.
任何关于性别平等的政策都是female insecurity的投射 (S1E7 不记得英文原文了，有些政治不正确之嫌，却是有意思的言论，不无道理
Why should I live in history, huh? Fuck, I don't want to know anything anymore. This is a world where nothing is solved. Someone once told me, "Time is a flat circle." Everything we've ever done or will do we're gonna do over and over and over again…and again…and again…forever.
Not because it`s average, but because you made a decision.
Look. Everybody knows there's something wrong with them. They just don't know what it is. Everybody wants confession. Everybody wants some cathartic narrative for it, the guilty especially…Oh, but everybody is guilty.
You made a choice to be average...Why?
Think for yourself. Don’t be sheep. (S2E1) # 独立思考／社会体制洗脑
-You know what happened there between them?
-What always happens between men and women? Reality.(Marty)
Because the people around you average.
Why are you fighting? Can’t you see you are all the same? (S2E3) ＃种族战争
It's like in this universe, we process time linearly forward, but outside of our space time, from what would be a fourth-dimensional perspective, time wouldn't exist, and from that vantage, could we attain it, we'd see our space time would look flattened, like a single sculpture with matter in a superposition of every place it ever occupied, our sentience just cycling through our lives like carts on a track.
See, everything outside our dimension…that's eternity, eternity looking down on us. Now, to us, it's a sphere, but to them…it's a circle.
Or maybe you grew up in an average environment.
I didn’t know freedom meant people doing stuff that sucks. I was thinking more of choosing your own cellphone carrier thing. (S2E3) # 自由的边界
In eternity, there is no time. Nothing can grow. Nothing can become.
Nothing changes. So death created time to grow the things that it would
kill…and you are reborn, but into the same life that you've always been
I mean, how many times have we had this conversation, detectives? Well, who knows?
When you can't remember your lives, you can't change your lives, and that is the terrible and the secret fate of all life. You're trapped…by that nightmare you keep waking up into.
Or went to an average school.
You think you are great together. But you are just bringing out the worst of each other. (S2E3)＃爱情
The universe forgives all.
Or you`ve worked for an average company.
But I know how it goes with us. I lose who I am and become part of you. Yours, and nobody else’s, Unity. (S2E3) ＃爱情
I had my time where I wondered if this was all in my head. That time passed.
So you`ve decided.
Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. Everybody is gonna die. Come watch TV.
Little late in the game to start something like that(painting), I reckon. Life's barely long enough to get good at one thing.
You`ve decided to go against who you are.
The fact that we are all going to die one day. That the universe is so big and nothing in it matters.
Death is not the end.
No one else feels sorry for you, only you do.
Omg. What is life? How can someone so talented die so young? (S2E7) # 生死／存在／意义
-Why'd you come back?
-This. Something I had to see to…Before getting on with something else. My life's been a circle of violence and degradation long as I can remember. I'm ready to tie it off.
That`s the type of mindset when people aren`t successful at life.
They sit there and feel sorry for themselves.
To live is to risk it all （S3E3)
Look, as sentient meat, however illusory our identities are, we craft those identities by making value judgements. Everybody judges, all the time. Now, you got a problem with that, you're living wrong.
And they want all this f...ing sympathy from everybody else.
Outnumbered (S3E7) # 权利／政治／所谓的多数人与少数人
Rust: I shouldn't even fuckin' be here, Marty.
Marty: I believe "No shit" is the proper response to that observation.
Rust: Nah, I don't mean like that. It's something else.
Marty: Well, so..talk to me, Rust.
Rust: There was a moment-- I know when I was under in the dark that something...whatever I'd been reduced to, you know, not even consciousness. It was a vague awareness in the dark, and I could...I could feel my definitions fading. And beneath that darkness, there was another kind. It was deeper, warm, you know, like a substance. I could feel, man, and I knew, I knew my daughter waited for me there. So clear. I could feel her. I could feel...I could feel a piece of my--my pop, too. It was like I was a part of everything that I ever loved, and we were all...the three of us, just--just fadin' out. And all I had to do was let go...and I did. I said, "Darkness, yeah, yeah." And I disappeared. But I could-- I could still feel her love there, even more than before. Nothing...There was nothing but that love.
Then I woke up.
Yet they are not willing to go out there and make sh`t happen for themselves.
- Am I evil? - Worse. You are smart. When you know nothing matters, the universe is yours. (S3E9) ＃人性之恶
(talking about making up stories of stars)
Rust: It's just one story, the oldest one. Light versus dark.
Marty: It appears to me that the dark has a lot more territory.
Rust: You know, you're looking at it wrong, the..sky thing.
Marty: How is that?
Rust: Well, once, there was only dark. If you ask me, the light's winning.
Because this is not for every one . This is not for the faint at heart.
No matter what you choose, you’re finally gonna chill the fuck out (S3E9) #选择与妥协
This is for people who have goals and dreams, that they want to achieve.
I’m the president of America, which is basically the world, but you didn’t hear that from me (S3E10） ＃强权／政治
Every one seems to think that this world, this government, somebody owes them something.
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Nobody owes you shit.
If you want something go out there and get it.
Go out there and fucking take it.
That`s all there is to it.
You could be great if you just showed up.
Get in the game.
You deserve to see what your life would look like if you gave a 120%.
You gotta run after your destiny.
You gotta run after it.
You gotta run after your destiny.
You gotta run after your destiny.
You gotta run after your destiny.
You gotta run after it. You gotta run....
Because success is never an accident.
If you don`t want it -- GET OUT of my way.
Because there are some people who wanna do something with their life.....who will RUN
The choice that we have though is either to give up or keep on going.
I wanna ask you -- what are you going to believe?
Are you gonna believe ...in yourself??
Are you gonna believe everybody else`s judgement on you?
I want your dream to be so claer, so vivid....
That when you wake up in the morning all you have to do is step in your dream.
I didn`t get it till I got to this age, but I am gonna start runing.
I messed up junior high, but now I`m gonna start running.
I messed up high school, but now I`m gonna start running.
The moment you get the word --you want to run...
The father said - the day you hear my voice hiding at your heart.
When God gives you a chance at an escape, don`t be cute...Run after your destiny.
Run, do you all hear me?
Runnn....Runnnn after your destiny.
Run after it , run after it ....RUN, don`t be ashamed, RUNNN.
You might be taller the me, you migtht be bigger than me, you migtht be stronger than me.
But I am coming and I`d rather die trying.
I`d rather give a year, I`d rather put in work and fail.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
And that`s in every aspect of life.
Start acting like this is your last day on the planet.
I deserve to see what my life would like if I gave a 120%.
I`d rather aim for the stars and not hit them, than to not aim at all.
I`d rather go after it and not get it, than not go after it at all.
I`d rather try and fail, than not try at all.
I don`t wanna live with the idea, wonder what would`ve happen had I done more with my life.
I am going to go for it.
Come hell or high water.
I am going after my destiny.
You gotta run after your destiny.
You can`t walk after your destiny.
You can`t walk after your destiny.
You gotta ruuuunnnnn.
Run after your destiny.
Run after it!!!
RUN, don`t be ashamed, RUNNNNNN.
If you just run after what`s in front of you.
You will escape what`s behind you!
Don`t spend all your time trying to fix what`s behind you.
Because you will never be able to fix what`s behind you.
You have to run after what`s in front of you.