“Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish.” Such resounding words delivered by Steve Jobs in 2005 Stanford Commencement Address which, was actually not the topic today. The quote is just about some reflections of a movie Groundhog Day.
Phil Connors, the hero in that movie, an arrogant and egocentric Pittsburgh TV weatherman who, during a disgusted assignment covering the annual Groundhog Day event in Punxsutawney, finds himself in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over and over again. After indulging in periods of hedonism, dismay, bitterness, despair then numerous suicide attempts, he begins to re-examine his life and tries to change – improving and enriching himself through learning new skills and helping people.
Some plots are interesting that when Phil tries harder and harder to cater to someone he is interested, either terrible consequences(such as slaps on his face) come or void’s arising even he succeeds. It might be because Phil attempts to alter the original himself which he actually couldn’t. Such alternation would not last long even though he makes it for a flash. Only when Phil accepts the circumstances calmly, patiently and ready to do some “changes” would he handle the “magic” to break such time loop and win his queen’s heart.
And so is the story telling us.
In real life, things are so similar that few ones are satisfied with their presents living roughly the same days over and over and over again. Senses of helplessness and so far as abomination towards their own never vanish. Sorrowfully that only fewer ones would like or dare to make a change as to be sluggish, revolted and desperate dying finally.
Staying hungry and foolish, is only for adequate constant advances for the nature of oneself could not be changed but the substance. There would be one and the only way to get rid of such suck life rhythm is to get cultured. Never scared, even if looked like deserted weeds temporarily. Just endeavor, struggle, enrich oneself, waiting patiently for the moment handling that fabulous magic to break one’s own “time loop”.