The Truman Show Essay

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A great analogy for the Game of Life, and the truth realisation process, can be found in the 1998 movie, ‘The Truman Show’. The movie follows the exploits of a man named Truman, who was adopted at birth by a television corporation to be the star of a reality TV show. The show’s cast are all paid actors who help to create the illusory world that Truman lives in. But Truman has no idea that his world is a stage managed production that is being manipulated from the outside by directors and producers. He simply believes, like normal people do, that everything that’s happened to them since birth is real and true. The show, which has chronicled Truman’s life into adulthood, is filmed in an enormous self-contained bio-sphere that perfectly…show more content…
He is now standing on the edge of the metaphorical abyss. He can either go back to his safe comfortable illusory life, or he can make the final leap into the unknown and see the truth for himself. As Truman makes his final decision a big smile spreads across his face. He then turns and walks through the dark doorway that will lead him to the truth. When asked why Truman took so long to realise that his world wasn’t real, in a sombre tone Christof replies, ‘we accept the reality of the world as it’s presented. It’s as simple as that.’ This movie serves as a fantastic analogy for the Game of Life and the truth realisation process. It shows how the Gamekeeper uses his intimate knowledge of our lives, and how we think, to keep us focused on the Game. It also shows how people blindly accept their surroundings, and how the truth can be discovered by observing and investigating the world around you. It also demonstrates how a desire to uncover the truth quickly intensifies into an all consuming obsession. And finally, it shows the glorious yet bittersweet moment when everything has been released and all that remains is the truth. *** Seeing a concept visually can sometimes be more valuable than words alone. So I highly recommend finding a copy of this fantastic movie and discovering all of the parallels that it has with the truth realisation process and the Game of
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