I love this story, because I have never actually seen a goldfish swallow its own tail, but I love how it is a metaphor for not being self-aware.
Goldfish are cute, and we have a whole collection of them. But I love the idea of the goldfish as a metaphor for not being self-aware. That’s so funny because I’ve been thinking about this lately and this is the first time I’ve really thought about it. In my mind, goldfish and self-awareness are two sides of the same coin, and I love that.
Goldfish and self-awareness are two sides of the same coin. But self-awareness isn’t just about seeing yourself. It’s also having some level of awareness of where you’re going and what you need to do to get there. In this case, the goldfish have been swallowing their own tail, which they feel has been taken by the ocean.
I dont know about you, but Ive been thinking lately about how I dont need to be self-aware. I just need to be aware of my surroundings. I get that alot of people are like, “hey, its just a movie, you dont have to be self-aware.” But its true. Ive seen many movies where the main character ends up not at all aware of where he is going in the story.
In some cases, the main character is aware of what he is doing, but not where he is going. If you’ve seen any of the classics like The Big Lebowski, the Matrix, or Trainspotting, you’ve probably already seen this trope. It’s pretty much as old as movie tropes go, and the reason is pretty simple. There’s no need to be aware of where you are in the story.
In movies and books and video games, the main character may be aware that he is going a certain way, but not where he is going. It’s not a problem, because he knows what he is doing. In this case, he is eating a fish that is in his mouth. And the reason why that makes him a character, and not the viewer is because it means he can’t take back what he does.
In many cases, when you read a book or watch a movie about a character, he’s aware where he is in the story, but not what he is doing. And in all of those cases, it is because the author did not write the character aware. Its the same reason why the characters in the movie “Pineapple Express” can’t say anything for the character he is in the story with.
Its because the author didnt write them aware.
The reason that we watch a movie or read a book is because we want a character to know who they are, how they got to where they are and why they are the way they are. We dont care who they are. We only care that they are doing something. We want the characters to understand why they are the way they are.
In the movie that I watched recently, the main character, Luka, had to swallow a goldfish before he could make his first real speech in the movie. As soon as he swallowed the fish he was unable to speak for the rest of the movie. He was able to speak again at the end when he told the story of the film. To get from the point where he was unable to speak to the point where he could speak, we need to know who he is.
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