For the newbies let’s rewind back a few reels to make you understand the whole context which I will explain in due course. The movie is about a single father who controls robots for a robot- on robot fight and gets a small shot at the championship owing to his son’s determination in making sure his sparring robot gets a fight. It’s a lot of sci-fi drama and guy action throughout. But the underlying nature of the way the story is told, how our protagonist warms to the fact of being a father, how he fights back his own nature of giving up to get the real steel out of his heart is what I understood at the first go (pat-on-back for self proclamation of myself as a classy movie goer). This is the context which makes these simple lines more than anything but just a passing statement. It shows how he was able to communicate through the robot his own determination to fight back this time. i saw the movie at first for a) Hugh Jackman (i even saw Rise of The Guardians because of him) and b) Evangeline Lily (AND HER LEGS <3) but as soon as I came out of the hall I was moved. Even re-watching the finale battle of the movie on television still gives me the goosebumps. I understood how life gives you a second chance when you show it how worthy you are.
When I sat down today thinking over and over all these stories (and fantasizing Monica of course ;), I started implementing them to myself. How my Hugh Jackman was standing up to these challenges. I was not !!! I have been cribbing over my work, thinking how cruel life has been to me (also a certain personality who totally refused to understand me and left me disoriented), crying at times feeling home sick and alone (Yes I’m a guy and I cry… i’m not ashamed), and felt like dying at a few occasions. It may seem how weak I have been but the people who go through certain kinds of emotional turmoils or join a new job after college would readily understand this. I thought if this is not giving up than what is ? I still think whether I need to work more or go for an MBA or what not. But do I try to make sure that I do it ? Do I try to motivate myself for it ? NO !!! I just sit back and crib and crib some more. Obviously it becomes a pain afterwards and then a depression which grows and becomes a part of your life and I frankly do not want that.
After all this retrospection I came to a small conclusion and which is why I’m writing something like this today. THE REAL STEEL IN YOU IS WHAT YOU DECIDE TO DO. Yes ! it’s as simple as that. Nothing in the world is more important than your decision. Your heart might not accept it but believe me it’s just hormonal imbalance. Your heart is a pump and it just supplies blood. have you ever thought of buying a new vehicle and thought otherwise because of the money ? Did you ever think twice before going to a place with your friends ? Think about all the things you wanted to do 5 years ago. how many have you remotely achieved ? How many you have tried to achieve in due course. Did you decide on something and are still working on it ? If you were able to answer all these questions in your head then you know what i’m talking about here. Towards the end a few lines from the more recent movie Special 26 : “असली पावर दिल में होती है !!!” #JeeHaan