He is a university student and a locally famous gymnast. He can get good grades in school and win pretty girls’ hearts. Everything in his life seems very smooth. As far as we are concerned, if we could live a life like Dan’s, we should feel content. However, Dan feels annoyed with his life due to some uncertain factors. Then, he meets an old man and this old man guide him to find out the exit of his complex mind.
Overall, the story tells of a chance meeting with a gas station attendant who becomes a spiritual teacher to the young gymnast, Dan Millman. The attendant who Millman nicknames Socrates becomes a kind of father figure and teaches Millman how to become a Peaceful Warrior.
In addition, the central concept of “Socrates’ philosophy” is this: that one must live entirely in the present moment.
There are some quotes that make me impressive and give lessons:
"Take out the trash from what's inside your head."
"Where are you? Here. What time is it? Now. Who are you? This moment."It tells me that I should seize the present moment, never think too much something complicated, and gather all my concentration on what I want to do. I think it is really a difficult lesson even though most of us know it. Maybe, we will be able to do that if we try hard.
"It is the journey that gives us happiness, not the destination."Sometimes, we will care about the outcome too much. In order to achieve our goals, we may ignore the process that we make efforts. But, actually we should enjoy our happiness and sense of success from the way of reaching the targets.
"Everyone wants to tell you what to do and what's good for you. They don't want you to find your own answers, they want you to believe theirs."Be the masters of ourselves! Listen to our hearts. Try to find out the real thoughts in the mind. Also, to become a real adult, we should learn how to think independently and how to be responsible to our behaviors.
It is a quite good movie. If you are available, you should see it indeed.