Mr. Nobody: A complex equation of science, philosophy, and spirituality

How would it be if you could realize that all of your dreams, desires, and expectations were fulfilled in the past, they are being fulfilled now in the present and even will be in the future? Imagine you suddenly realized that you are not the person who is just leading a little miserable life in a little cage called ‘house’, rather you are the person who actually exists simultaneously in so many places and living so many lives. You are dead and alive at the same time. You are the one who you wanted to be and at the same time, you are the one who you didn’t. But unfortunately, you only feel the person who you didn’t want to be, not the other. Why is that? This kind of questions or discussions may sound insane to you, but the scientists are thinking about these things and getting headaches. An experiment of quantum physics shows that when a particle is shot, it acts differently depending on a human gaze. When a human being is looking at the particle while shooting, it acts normal. But when no human being (except cameras) is watching it, it clones itself in so many copies and run simultaneously through every possible way. This experiment supports the idea of you living multiple lives at the same time, though it doesn’t have any solid proof yet. A scientist called Erwin Schrödinger once conducted an experiment which showed that a cat is dead and alive at the same time. This experiment is called “Schrödinger’s cat”. Besides the Japanese scientist, Michio Kaku’s famous “String theory” and his idea of the parallel universe make a strong support for the apparent insane questions that have been asked above.

Now let’s go into the movie. The name of the movie “Mr. Nobody” suggests that YOU ARE the protagonist and you are nobody. Of course, you have a name which you are called by, but right now you are just ‘Nobody’. If you are nobody, that implies you are everybody. And everybody’s life is your life. This is what you are going to see in this movie.

The plot of the movie is very complex. And the whole subject matter is much more complex than the plot. The movie shows how a single person could live multiple lives at the same time. You will find the application of “String theory” in this movie. And complex philosophical and spiritual life aspects are there. The cinematography is astounding. This movie could change your conventional philosophy of life. It could take you to another dimension.

The movie plot is set in 2092 when humanity has conquered mortality through the endless renewal of cells. The world watches in fascination as the 118-year-old Nemo Nobody, the last mortal on Earth, edges towards death. The whole movie revolves around Nemo’s multiple lives that he has lived.

The movie contains a scene where a little child is having confusion in making a decision whether to live with his mother or with his father. Later he is seen that he is living with his mother and father at the same time at two different places. Here the philosophical application is about the choices we make in our lives. Sometimes in our lives, some things happen which can change the entire course of life. In those moments, we get caught up with sheer confusions. Finally, we make a choice which we mostly regret rest of our life. This movie could remove this regret from your life. The most important dialogue of the movie is:

“Every path is the right path. Everything could’ve been anything else. And it would have just as much meaning”

That means there is no “right path vs. wrong path’ in life. Every path is the right one. It doesn’t matter which way you go. Here, spirituality says that it’s not about the path you choose, it’s about whether you enjoy the path, or get the real taste of life. Everything could be anything else. And in every direction, life carries the same importance. So, you have nothing to regret about your present life. Just walk on the path, laugh, smile and sometimes get some rest. Enjoy. But do not rush. Otherwise, you will get exhausted.

The non-linear story line of the movie may cause irritation in your mind. But if you pay attention to it closely, you will see how twisted and thrilling it is! The ending of the movie will leave you deeply pondering about your own existence.

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