Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Don't Be Bill Murray: Groundhogs Day

Cover of "Groundhog Day (15th Anniversary...Cover via Amazon
Puxsatawney Phil (which I would legally be killed as previous resident of PA should I have misspelled it) has come and gone.

The movie Groundhogs Day is permenantly in our memory, isn't it?

It's no major spoiler to reveal that the plot has to do with a man stuck reliving Groundhogs Day. If you haven't seen it, shame on you- it is in the National Film Registry afterall!

He does what most people would probably do given virtual immortality- he screws around, messes with people, does generally selfish things. He then progresses to just circumventing the day by inventively killing himself.
He eventually breaks out of the time loop of reliving the same day over and over by learning from his mistakes.

Are you committing a "Groundhog Day?" Are you committing the same mistakes over and over? What would it take for you to stop?