The classic Wachowski Brothers film The Matrix has a large impact on the world we live in today. I define the matrix as a world in which people are under control by certain forces such as the government and media. In one scene during the film, Laurence Fishburne’s character Morpheus explains to Neo(portrayed by Keanu Reeves): “As long as the Matrix exists, the human race can never be free.”
Listen to this sound clip from the film below:
This stands true today because the human race is conditioned by society to maintain the status quo: go to school, study, and work for somebody else. While there is nothing wrong with taking the traditional path, it does not work for everyone. People are starting to wake up and take more control of their lives. They should question everything around them and not be afraid to seek the truth. It is the only way that young people are going to find out how the real world operates.
Throughout history, the younger generation has always rebelled against older generations through freedom of expression. One major reason is that young people do not want to encounter the same struggles their parents had and should not have to. Young people like myself have more access to opportunities than ever before through the Internet. The advice I would give to my generation and future generations is to learn from the past and constantly seek ways to improve ourselves daily.
Our goal should be to strive in becoming better than the previous generations and stay committed to achieving excellence across all cultures. People need to adapt and evolve with the times or get left behind.