Directed by David Lynch


I came across this recently:

And it reminded me of a technique I use from time to time to distance myself from everything going on.

Basically, you do a thought expermient where you are the lead character of a movie. Everything around you is scripted. Ask yourself; what do you do? How do you behave? What do you think?

Sometimes, it's necessary to imagine that we're in a different world, where current events and struggles don't apply. Some, of course, go too deep into a made-up world and never truly come out of it - that's very unhealthy.

But when you just use it as a simple thought expermient, a quick getaway for you to gain perspective about life, then it is really helpful and effective.

Even when the movie is directed my David Lynch.

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