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Spoiler Alert

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Last night, I watched Christopher Nolan’s Memento with my boyfriend. It was my first time seeing it, though I had more or less enjoyed other Nolan films such as The Dark Knight, Interstellar, and my personal favorite, Inception. Nolan is known for mind-bending films, and I love the complication, the race to mentally keep up with the story, and the depth. But I’m always torn about one aspect of his movies–he tends to include something in the last five minutes that completely subverts the entire rest of the story.

[vague spoilers ahead]

In Memento, we find that what we thought … Keep reading

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People Who Value

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Everyone values something.

In this day and age, a great many people value the wrong things. Pleasure, external beauty, independence, rebellion, and amusement are valued above virtue, character, nobility, selflessness, wisdom, and truth. We see evidence of this all around our culture.

A walk through the mall shows the emphasis and value placed upon material possessions and physical pleasure. A look at the news demonstrates the value placed on athletic prowess and wealth.

We can see where people place their value by who they admire — the sexiest, most beautiful celebrities, the teachers who make them feel the best, and … Keep reading

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