Apparently, you can actually train yourself to think more innovatively if you practise. Who knew? All this time I could've been honing my ability to inspire and influence if only I had known. Just kidding! I think that I am a creative person, but innovation is in a whole other realm to creativity, a realm that I do not live in. Gluing eyes onto gumnuts can be considered creative, but it's hardly inspirational or innovative is it? Not that I have actually glued eyes onto gumnuts, but I do spend more time wondering about what it might feel like to be influential than actually being influential!
I am sure that there are genuine ways to develop innovative thinking processes, but everyone knows that all truly inspiring people are intelligent on multiple levels. They are emotionally, physically and mentally well developed and I most certainly do not tick all of those boxes! That does not sound like me at all.
To be truly innovative and inspirational you really have to not only be open to the ideas of others, but able to see beyond and further than others when it comes to the application of ideas. Let's be honest, heaps of schmucks can come up with okay ideas but it takes truly innovative people to really set the wheels of process and progress into motion. I hate to admit my own shortcomings, but I don't generally see that far beyond initial ideas, and I do not have my 'make it happen' skills very well honed. Sometimes, and I hate to admit this, I can be downright small town in my thinking. Innovators are always global thinkers, never small town, so again I fail dismally there. Sometimes I think that being an introvert has not helped me with this problem because I actually enjoy the safety of small town thinking sometimes, which I know is not a terrific or inspirational way to be.
Just the other evening, I was heading out to meet some friends for a drink in a busy public bar. When I arrived (on time like I always am- another pedantic aspect of my personality) no-one else had arrived. After scanning the room and searching the hidden recesses aka. the beer garden, I literally started to have a freak out. Instead of just ordering a drink and chilling out, my brain went straight to I must be in the wrong place, I have made a mistake, why is everyone death glaring me in this place? .....and so it went. Nuts really, and totally illogical of course. I found the nearest exit and high tailed it, doing a lap of the block until I was sure others had arrived and it was safe to re-enter. Hardly the moves of innovative forward thinker now is it? More like the thinking of an emotionally crippled and insecure nutter, but hey, look at me owning that!
Anyway, I am also sure that some innovative and inspirational peeps are also emotionally crippled and deeply introverted as well, and I really shouldn't let those weirdo aspects of my personally hold me back from being more than what I am now. Maybe I should look into one of those innovative thinking courses; who knows? Maybe I could hone the inspirational entrepreneur that's hiding inside of me. Maybe, it's not impossible, but for now I am happy to just go along and be inspired by the awesomeness of others.
Release Date: 2017
Rating: R 18+
Running Time: 164 mins
With some mighty big shoes to fill, this revisit to the Blade Runner story does not fail to deliver with its stunning visuals and captivating storyline. Directed by Denis Villeneuve and based on the characters of Philip K. Dick's novel 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?' this is a spectacular modern science fiction experience. I would even go so far as to say that I actually thought that the storyline was superior to the original, however, even the extra bonus of spectacular CGI and modern effects could not top the eerie otherworldly music and vibe of the 1982 original, which has been faithfully recreated here again.
Thirty years have passed by since we saw Deckard and Rachael ride off into the sunset, and there have been many developments in the world of Artificial Intelligence. Blade runner and replicant K (Ryan Gosling) uncovers a long buried mystery that, if discovered, would change the world forever.
The first Blade Runner was all about replicants thinking that they were human and then discovering that they are actually synthetic; this second installment is in many ways the opposite of that. The replicants all know that they are synthetic and find themselves dreaming about being human; it is masterfully and poetically beautiful, filled with all of the human aching that the first installment established and then building perfectly on top of that.
Rylan Gosling's wooden disposition made him the ideal choice for a replicant blade runner and an aging Harrison Ford successfully reprises his role of Deckard. Notable performances are also offered from Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Jared Leto and Mackenzie Davis, who all deliver on point here.
Like all science fiction films, this will not appeal to everyone's taste, but I thought that it was nothing short of amazing.
FINAL SAY: Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger.
4.5 Chilli Peppers