GOING WITH THE FLOW
It means taking what life gives you. A movie and a novel about endurance both have heroes who take as much as they can get.
In the movie Cast Away (2000) Chuck (Tom Hanks) frenetically controls workers’ goals for punctual delivery of parcels for his employer’s worldwide business. When a plane he is on goes down in the Pacific Ocean, he is cast away alone and starving on a small island without control of anything, except his striving to stay alive.
His only hope is to build an escape raft. Without materials or tools, he slogs for 4 years. His raft is seen and he is rescued, by which time his wife has remarried and has a child. She still loves him, but the situation is not finally resolved at the end, as he waits for things to turn up, as he did on the island, contrasting with his former work-to-schedule life.
It is a very good movie.
Time is Gold by Martin Knox, has an elite marathon runner, Maxi, who learns to live in her own time, like Chuck did. She runs ‘in flow’ and contests the world record. The story has psychology, philosophy , neuroscience and physics and will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The movie and novel both have lessons on everyday endurance that wins.
On Amazon. Reviews: martinknox.com
Posted on February 2, 2022, in Time dilation, Time is Gold and tagged Endurance, Flow, neuroscience, Olympics, Performance, physics, psychology. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on GOING WITH THE FLOW.