JOBOY'S FUTURE

Having faith in either who we are or in what we can be is good. It’s just a matter of perspective.

OPTIMUS PRIME AND WAR-ENDING SACRIFICES

Since Transformers: Age of Extinction is coming this June 25th (27th in the US), let me tell you about something I learned from the first Transformers movie (the 2007 one) that suddenly entered my mind.

In some way I agree with Optimus Prime, leader of the heroic Autobots, when he said this:

"[T]here’s only one way to end this war: we must destroy the Cube. If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest."

Just 7 years of rewatching and using the movie as a mashup material, I found a deep meaning in that quote Optimus said as he felt that his war with the Autobots against the evil, power-hungry Decepticons, though I am not sure if it’s the real message.

In life, we have inevitable wars within our loved ones. We face situations where we fight one another over something or because of something. Of course, we want to end them to rebuild our relationship with our adversaries we hurt or who hurt us, by “destroying the cause.”

The AllSpark (the Cube mentioned) represents the causes of the wars and conflicts in our lives. When Optimus said they must destroy it, it means we should destroy or forget what sparked the fight, like a third party in a relationship, or a rumor, or even a judgment from the past, like my current situation.

You may ask me: where’s the sacrifice? Here is the answer:

Optimus: If all else fails, I will unite it with the spark in my chest.
Ratchet: That’s suicide! The Cube is raw power, it could destroy you both!
Optimus: A necessary sacrifice to bring peace to this planet.

"A necessary sacrifice." That hit me. That’s the sacrifice part of ending a conflict. In the movie, Optimus wants to sacrifice his life in order to save the world. But in real life, for me, you can either sacrifice yourself or something inside you that keeps you from feeling better, moving on, and/or reconciling with your adversary. But death? It will always be an option, because no one wants to die early only because of little things.

I felt that way. I felt like I want to die along with the cause of our conflict with someone, which is a bit suicidal though I take it as a same sacrifice Optimus wanted. But I realized that it’s not so good, because I just feel so shallow and excessively sensitive when it comes to conflict situations. I was told that I just need to let time pass to heal wounds and remember that I have a bigger God than my problems.

Ending this, I just want you to know that whenever you have a misunderstanding with someone, remember that there’s always that AllSpark in your fight. Destroy that AllSpark and along with it your egos and other strongholds that keep you from getting back together and solving your problem. Oh, and don’t put your life on the line as a sacrifice.