“Everest” and Perfectly “Burnt”!

I watched
two movies on the plane last week – Everest and Burnt. Both are good movies.



Everest


Everest
is a true life story that portrays the strength of humans in the toughest
conditions. The 1996 Everest tragedy lost 12 lives. What is worth mentioning is
one of the climbers Dr Beck Weathers who miraculously survived being mentally
spurred on by vision of his family members on his mind.


Weathers said this in an interview here:
Then came my epiphany.
My family
appeared in my mind’s eye. I knew with absolute clarity that if I did not stand
up, I would die there. I struggled to my feet, almost completely blind. I told
myself, ‘You cannot sweat the small stuff,’ and began to move across uneven
ground.
Each time I
fell – blam! – I got up and started again.
I knew when
the sun was gone, I was gone, too. I felt overwhelming melancholy that I would
never again say I love you to my wife, or hold my children.
If you knew
and believed that in one hour you would be dead, what would you think about?
What would those last moments hold for you?
It was no
surprise that at that point that I could see before me my wife and my two
children. In my mind’s eye, they were clear as if they were standing next to
me.”
Burnt
Burnt caught my attention as much, even though
it is no extravagant setup.
 
It’s
about the life of a chef, Adam Jones. Jones is a top Michelin chef
but struggled with his life being brought up in tough conditions, and later got
into a series of drugs and alcohol problems and stopped being a chef. He
reflected his life and made a comeback three years later. 



During
the journey of his comeback to become a 3-star Michelin Chef, there were many
setbacks as a result of his uncanny character. When Adam failed to achieve his own
standards of flawlessness, he threw tantrums at everyone and even more to
himself, trying to commit suicide.
Adam
asked for perfection in life and was aloof and arrogant, but he was one of the
best cooks around.



What he does not understand is there isn’t
perfection in life!
 
The
people around Adam showered unconditional concern to him. At the lowest point
of his comeback journey, even his enemy showed concern! 
Eventually
the care, concern and love of people around him make him realized that :



“PERFECTION is when we accept flaws and do it
together!”



Nearing
to the end of the show, when the Michelin inspectors randomly visited the
restaurant for the “third star” test, Adam did not behave any
different from his normal day at work. He said :



“We do what we do and we do it together!”


The show
ended when Adam joined the rest of the chefs in a routine family meal with laughters filling the air, something Adam had never done before with his chef mates together. 



This is happiness! 

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