BriscoStu (briscostu) wrote,

All I Needed To Learn In Life I Learned From Bill & Ted

Before any doubt invades your mind, I'm of course referring to Theodore Logan and Bill S. Preston Esq and their historic Excellent Adventure.

Lots of times you may identify a problem you'd like to solve, whether it be work, personal, neighborhood-al, or mineral. Perhaps this is a thing that's been irritating you for a while, or maybe it's a new dilemma you suddenly have to conquer. I've found that the hardest part is at the beginning when you have to get your head around the issue at hand. Once that's handled and you know what to do, next comes the trickiest stage - actually having to get off your ass and do what needs to be done.

Why does this relate to Bill and Ted? I'll tell you! Like right goddamn now!

In Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, you may recall both Bill and Ted were briefly incarcerated for harassing a mall worker dressed as the Easter Bunny, or whatever the hell it was. They managed to elude their captors thanks to Ted concentrating incredibly hard to remember to later place a tape recorder of his voice in the jail to distract the guard. The ploy worked, they escaped, then went on to give birth to Hitler's grandmother. Or maybe that was the third one.

George Carlin returning from the past after impregnating Bill's mother, thereby becoming his father. Darth Carlin!
After masterbating in a phone booth, Rufus is ready to lead the gang to reclaim Napoleon's lost hemorrhoids. Ok, ok, I haven't seen the movie in a while.

Either way, the key thing that made the difference was that Ted's intent was so strong it bent the rules of time and space clean in half, like a whale cutting butter. His thoughts alone were so powerful that they altered the course of events and created a new reality. Sadly, it wouldn't be until The Matrix a decade later that Keanu was able to convince movie enthusiasts he was capable of sustaining a coherent thought for more than three seconds.

Great, another race of completely nude space aliens with no visible genatalia. Didn't ID4 teach you anything, movies?
Artist's rendition of an alternate universe Robin Williams, where he didn't undergone drastic cosmetic surgery as a child.

So, intent is the magic word. If you are up against a challenge, plant the intent square in your brain and start moving. It doesn't matter if you can't see how your actions right now will ultimately lead up to the goal, no matter how imposing it may seen. Get up from your chair right now and start moving your feet in the direction of the solution. As long as you keep the pure intent in your mind, in this current moment, it will guide you to where you want to be. And if that's hooking up with some hot princesses from the dark ages, so be it.

Stallyns Gone Wild!
The cover of Wyld Stallyn's third studio album, Sung Like a Horse.

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