Sunday, 10 June 2018

What can Professor Nash and Doctor Cooper teach us?

Have you even seen the movie A Beautiful Mind?

A Beautiful Mind is a movie about the life of John Nash, a mathematician. The movie won four Academy Awards and just showed the acting prowess of Russell Crowe who also did Gladiator around the same time in which he got the Oscar for Best Actor.

Some of my favourite scenes in the A Beautiful Mind movie are the real cringeworthy moments where Russell Crowe's character does not really play along with social convention like telling a beautiful woman at the bar that they should skip the small talk and the drink buying and just get to the "fluid exchange." If only it was that easy Professor Nash.

Russell Crowe's character in this movie reminds me of Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. Unfortunately, there are things in society that you don't say and both of these characters say them and they can be cringy as well as funny, especially in Sheldon Cooper's situation.

What do you do when you meet these kind of people because you are bound to run into one or two of them over the course of a year or two?

1. Acknowledge that they are not clued up to society's expectations (whatever that means.)

2. You have to take what they say with a grain of salt. Laugh it off. See it as been quite entertaining.

3. Don't get offended. They will not realise that they are offensive to most people. Think of it like water off a duck's back.

At the end of the day, I am sure that we have all said things that we later thought was probably not the best thing to say. I know I have.... many times. You have just got to laugh it off. Chalk it up to one of life's experiences and move on. Don't dwell on it like I have in the past.

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