Which pill would you have taken and why?
Neo is offered the red pill and the blue pill by Morpheus in the opening act of the Matrix. The blue pill allows Neo to remain in the Matrix, in essence to go back to sleep and to remember this little encounter w/ Morpheus as a dream or "believe whatever you want to believe". The red pill allows Neo to stay in the "wonderland" and discover the truth.
Here's an essay about the pills - http://www.arrod.co.uk/essays/matrix.php I like this sentence best in the essay:
"The question then is not about pills, but what they stand for in these circumstances. The question is asking us whether reality, truth, is worth pursuing."
I think since most if not all of you who are taking this class are taking this class b/c you want to dig deeper into life, you are highly curious and intelligent and want to find out what is out there, I think there's very very few who will NOT take the red pill.
So, when answering this question, consider the possible ramifications/consequences of choosing your pill.
- Are you content with knowing that you could die at any moment from those machines that are trying to kill you?
- What if Neo is NOT the One and you've sacrificed yourself for nothing?
- Obviously, if you choose the blue pill and you go back into the Matrix, would you be able to live w/ yourself w/ the knowledge that you had the answers at your fingertips and you let them go (for whatever reasons - fear, apathy, etc.)?
So, when choosing, choose wisely and consider the consequences of your actions. Discuss this in your blog. 200 words minimum.