Has anyone ever told you to act your age? Or have you ever said that to someone? It's a curious question because, ultimately, what does it mean? What are you really saying when you tell someone to act their age? Age itself is arbitrary, given it comes from our invented measurement of time. More importantly, people have the freedom to choose how they want to act and appear. Whether that fits into invisible standards is ultimately irrelevant and, in a way, limiting to their expression of self. Instead of focusing on age, we should be more concerned about how we relate to others as adults. In this episode, we explore the concept of age and how we are limiting ourselves by using it as a gauge for our behaviors.
In the exclusive content section, In The News, we look at box office flops. This past weekend was brutal for new movies, which in itself doesn't worry me. None of them looked like they should have been high dollar earners. But it does reveal something interesting. Two of the top three movies, holdovers from last week, are more adult in theme and execution. A movie like The Martian is not exactly original, but it's popularity does demonstrate people still want something with more substance and thought. There will never be a shortage of bad or derivative movies, especially the wealth of sequels and franchises out there, but when audiences go for more mature films, it gives me hope that we can again see quality reign over return.
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Links: YouTube episode: https://youtu.be/kifgLKQjV30
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