We humans are “Too High Spirited to Lose” was what came into my mind when i was watching the latest sci-fi flick “Battleship”. The humans or more precisely the US navy fleet of three destroyer ships were not only out gunned but also they were technologically far far outdated as compared to the battleships of the aliens known as residents of “Planet-G”. The three navy ships could not gather any support from outside because they were trapped inside this magnetic field or something and within the first few minutes of the encounter with the aliens, two navy ships were reduced to mere scrap pieces of metal. But still the one ship which was left or moreover the people who were left on this ship kept trying and were able to not only defend themselves but eventually strike back causing fatal blows to the alien battleships. When they lost their last ship too, they went to a island within this magnetic field and got this ship started which was actually an old ship turned into a museum or something. The current navy staff didn’t know how to operate this ship as it was like “world war” old ship and guess who came to their rescue? None other than US navy veterans who actually worked on the ship or this museum maintaining it or something. And then it was like old dog doing new tricks. The veterans and the other navy team kicked the aliens out with awesome group effort. Then all was fine and back to normal as we see in every other movie.
I am not writing a review on the movie BTW. The movie was good no doubt but i was once again really inspired by the reality of our daily life shown so clearly in a fiction movie. We all are carrying a non-extinguishable spirit within us which no matter what wont go off. It may waver a bit during the strong winds like natural calamities or terrorist attacks or some personal loss. But then it is driven by such a incalculable desire to fight back that we get back up with even greater will to survive. Nations fall from time to time due to many political or economic reasons but we the citizens of these nations get back to our normal life without even questioning anybody. It’s our life which has been our greatest teacher and truest case studies. We learn from others and our self. Decoding our life itself is toughest of the tasks but we do it effortlessly and patiently.
I am glad that i am witness to such a marvelous species and be one of them as well. And as far as life is concern i guess you would agree ” we are high spirited for life”.
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