Guilt Before We Act

The following conversation from the film Liberal Arts may be considered a spoiler by some.

"It doesn't bother me."
"Well, it bothers me."
"Well, it shouldn't. Age is a stupid thing to obsess over. What if reincarnation is real, huh? Think about that, What if I am like thousands of years older than you?"
"Okay, that's not really a sound argument."
"Why not?"
"Because it's like saying what if reality is all an illusion, then there are no consequences to anything, we're completely off the hook... and I believe in consequences."
"No, you believe in guilt."
"Maybe, but guilt before we act is called morality." 

Liberal Arts

Comments

Anonymous said…
Very interesting movie.
Saw it after reading your post :)
Renata said…
I loved the whole movie, a lot. But yeah, this scene - these particular words - caught my special attention somehow. A truth which I kind of have never thought of in this way.