There are people in this world that will deliberately go through danger to feel alive. They are fearless in their pursuit to overcome Nature’s most ferocious, deadliest challenges. Daredevils or crazy, they represent the purest form of “I may die adrenaline experience.” They are not bound by fears, rules nor made up dreams of Man and Society. They found a way to beat the vicious cycle and get to live lives of absolute thrill and adventure everyday.
Netflix’s documentary Magnetic share the true stories of people so passionate of what makes them feel alive that they are willing to risk their lives for it. What they do seems insane or mind blowing but to be where they are doing what they do is something to be envied. They are a rare breed in a World of spectators and followers. They get to create, navigate, play and control their own game.
In many ways, I can relate to their why’s and wish I could be as brave as them. They are a living breathing inspiration of what many only dream but could never do. Their stories are an awakening why so many feel they’d been long dead. Their stories reminds us we have a choice to live differently, passionately. We are not something to be owned, contained or restricted. We don’t have to conform with the Herd. We can go where we are magnetized to see, feel, breathe and live fully. No Borders. No Tyrants. No Oppressors. No Bullies. No Dream Crashers.
Today, I go with the flow so hopefully tomorrow I get to create and follow my own flow. If it doesn’t happen, then I will do what I always do to stay unnoticed. I will continue to pretend that everything is all okay and “No Worries,” response does not annoy me for its fakeness. This is what the Bosses and the Herd wants us to respond. So I give it to them with convincing performance. It’s non-threatening. It does not stir rebellion no shake things up.
The Walking Dead can smell the Good, the Optimist and the Dreamers. The moment they sense decay has been replaced by life and hope, they will attack and devour insatiably, mercilessly. It’s all over the news but many are so apathetic to care or just blinded with self absorption.
Some fall off on their way towards their passion because they lost so much of themselves and carried so much of the baggage others forced them to carry. Others learned to fight back and get to live enjoying the joys of their Passions.
We are drawn into something but until we try, we will always wonder and wander aimlessly.
We think Nature is the magnet but have we ask ourselves if we are the magnet and Nature is simply being pulled to what our heart wants?
Magnetic because we can. Magnetic because we are.
Fearless because the best, wildest adventures has its risks and dangers.
Until the right time and opportunity comes along, we go back to the Herd and back to pretending. Remember, be invincible and don’t draw too much attention.
Are we Doers or Spectators? Magnets or Repellants? Magnetic or Living Dead?
Questions may not be comfortable but it may just wake us up to live meaningfully, incredibly.