Cube, it has begun!, 14 April 2003 Author: ekelund from Copenhagen, Denmark
First of all, Cube is a movie for people who like a bit of thinking. It's open
to your own personal interpretation.
I see the Cube as a symbol of what happens when people stop asking question. If
humans just follow traditions and habits without seriously considering what the
essential is for each individual we will see that we will build a world where
we get caught up in all sorts of norms that has nothing to do with the world
that we would like to see.
The construction of the real Cube has already begun! If you don't believe me
just take a look at your own life. We used to work in order to be able to
survive, now we have created a world where work is the meaning. It has become a
norm that you have to work 5/6 days a week so that you can get all sorts of
status symbols to impress your friends that do the same [and also to impress
YOURSELF!]. It's a trap that we don't see but it is diverting us from what is
essential in life. Love, compassion, time, mental development etc. We don't
even have time to raise our own kids. We choose to pay money to institutions so
they can raise our kids. Yeah, we have to remember that we do not have enough
time to raise our own kids because we have to work. When our parents get old we
also send them away as we haven't got time for them as well. Finally, when we
ask ourselves ... what do I live for we see that we haven't got any time to
live. It's all work and recreation ... no living. The Cube has begun! You are
constructing it every day, my friend. It's your life -- so remember to
construct it so you will feel happy living in it.