Resistant Ideas

“What is the most resilient parasite in the world” to quote Leo Di Caprio’s character in Inception? The answer –not bacteria, not a virus, nor an intestinal worm, but an idea.

Resilient, highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate.

Thoughtful films are hard to come by these days. Ones that make you think and question long afterwards are virtually non-existent, and this was the subtle message embedded in what was on the surface, a dreamy sci-fi thriller.

Back to the main point.

Not all ideas are the same, the film continues, it is really only the ones that we believe to be genuine that have the potential to resist any force. The idea itself may not be truly original, but the person must feel that they own it.

We look around each day and see people doing extraordinary things we cannot imagine doing ourselves. Some we admire. Some upset us. Resistant ideas are often the motivation behind them.

They are also responsible for simple actions too, the ones that other people rarely notice.

We are all driven by them to some extent and there is no formula for tapping into their endless potential.

The only requirement is being open to them.