Almost a dozen years ago, I appeared in Richard Linklater’s movie Waking Life as a nihilistic character known as Self-Destructive Man. Imagine my surprise when 60 Minutes did a story in mid-January about Jared Loughner, the Tucson shooter, and mentioned he was obsessed with the movie.
Then they showed my scene, as if I may have been an influence on him. This was a huge shock, and I didn’t want 60 Minutes to have the last word. Fortunately, Jim Swift of KXAN was interested in my side of the story, and filed this report:
Former actor stunned by 60 Minutes story: kxan.com
As the New Year approaches, it’s a wonderful time to reflect on what’s gone well in the past, and what changes we’d like to see in the future. “What if . . . ” questions are great tools to envision better lives and a better world. Here are a few of mine:
What if there was a vision of hope so compelling that all of us couldn’t help but see and share it?
What if we were all striving to uncover our highest selves and share them with the world?
What if our burning quest was to discover authentic love and radiate it into the world?
What if we didn’t trust our heads anymore but listened instead to the silent wisdom of our hearts?
What if we could all suspend judgment just for a minute? What if it happened at the same minute?
What if we all twittered what if questions for a day?
What if you added a what if question to the comments right now?