Saturday, December 10, 2016

Are you Captain Fantastic?

 Are you Captain Fantastic? 

My wife and I decided to rent a movie via "On Demand" last night.  Side note: being able to rent movies from your couch is awesome.  Who remembers the Block Buster video days?  Man.....
Any who, we rented "Captain Fantastic".  Rotten Tomatoes gave it a good review and so did viewers so we decided, what the heck, lets give Viggo Mortensen a shot.

 Overall, the movie was pretty good.  There was some foul language and one full frontal male nudity scene (Viggo does this all the time!!!!) that we didn't really care for.  Other than those 2 takeaways, we enjoyed the movie.  I really liked one concept in particular.

Viggo, IMO,  was a huge fan of Plato.  One of Plato's thoughts about early education was of the that for the first 10 years, there should be predominantly physical education.  Basically, every school must have a gymnasium and a playground in order to develop the physique and health of children and make them resistant to any disease.

I believe that your body is a temple (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).  That is my personal believe.  During the movie there were multiple scenes where Viggo takes his kids on a run up a huge hill, teaches them some basic self defense/fighting skills, and practices yoga/meditation with them.  When I saw those scenes, I thought to myself, "That's pretty cool."  I know... deep thoughts right?  But honestly, giving your body a dose of physicality everyday is a "pretty cool" concept.

So watching this movie and those scenes in particular made me want to challenge myself/you.  Can you do something physical every day?  I'm not talking about 60+ minutes of activity.  I'm talking about performing a stretch in between commercials or downloading a tabata app and doing what the screen tells you to do for 8min.  With the new year approaching, how cool would it be if daily physical activity was your goal?  I think that would be a great way to become Captain Fantastic and take care of your temple.


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