Some time ago I’ve seen a very nice film called Cloud Atlas (made after the book). I really appreciated the way the film tries to convey the idea that our future is built by us without even realising it, and what we experience, good or bad, is mostly the result of our own actions.

Here is one quote that I really liked:

There is a natural order to this world, and those who try to upend it do not fare well. This movement will never survive; if you join them, you and your entire family will be shunned. At best, you will exist a pariah to be spat at and beaten-at worst, to be lynched or crucified. And for what? For what? No matter what you do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean.”

What is an ocean but a multitude of drops?”