The Affect #1
The Heisenberg Affect
Heisenberg! No, not the German physicist but the iconic fictional character from the well known show "Breaking Bad." I cant say enough good things about the show so I'll just say its my favorite drama of all time (Until another drama comes along and takes its place of course). Alright, enough of the accolades and praises. This is not a review of the show but more of a reflection of character and how ourselves might see pieces of us within the character. If you are not familiar with the character here is a quick synopsis: Walter White is a high school chemistry teacher who is diagnosed with cancer. Walter has intentions to leave his family financially stable before his inevitable demise by teaming up with one of his former students to manufacture and distribute crystal meth. All hell breaks loose as you can imagine and that's pretty much the gist of the show.
I'm sure plenty of us have been in situations that places our backs against the wall and forces us to make decisions were not so proud of. The Heisenberg affect is in correlation with the affect of pressure. When is it okay to not do the right thing, who depicts what is truly right and what is wrong depending on the situation? We all have morals and a conscious which serves as a basic blueprint in decision making. There comes a time when that blueprint does not look all that appealing and adjustments are made. Killed or be killed, how to deal with taking the life of another when your very own life is in danger.
Should Robin Hoods actions be looked at as a crime? He committed thievery but only to give back to the poor. Its tough to say who is in the right and who is in the wrong, and so we leave it up to the justice system which at times is not as just as one would expect. Not all drug dealers, strippers, prostitutes do what they do because they love it or do it for the love of money; it comes down to survival and doing whats necessary. Relating back to Mr. White, he committed some serious crimes and lives were lost in the process which makes his dealings more sinister and less sympathy is felt for his health while more emphasis is placed on his actions. I love that show so much not necessarily cause of the great cast, awesome acting and incredible dialogue, but more because its totally relatable and not far at all from reality.
Lets take into deep consideration about our actions and what permits our minds to do evil in order to do good. We all struggle, some worse than others, and as a society we should not grasp so tight to excuses. What I mean by that is succumbing and becoming slaves to our difficult situations. Instead of formulating a plan to free ourselves from our current or ongoing dilemma, we instead accept and make it a part of us. Doing this is self destruction and eventually leads to mental demise. I know we all have our scuffles with life, but lets not give up and lets keep pushing to get better one day at at time.