I thought Click, the movie starring Adam Sandler, was just another buttery popcorn-for-the-brain comedy. Then, at the recommendation of someone I respect, I watched it. This movie is a warning about how you probably do not want to live your life.
In this memorable film, Christopher Walken's character gives Adam Sandler's a remote control that allows him to click his life. Among other features, the device allows him to silence people (and dogs), stop action, and fast-forward. Although this power starts out as a great boon both professionally and personally, the ultimate results gives us all cause to think. The remote begins to learn what the Sandler character has done in the past and uses those programs for the future.
Why do I call the movie memorable? Because ever since I watched it, I have been more mindful of when my pre-programmed remote is in charge. Our habits are those pre-programs. It may seem a bit odd to summarize an Adam Sandler comedy with words from Marcel Proust but here goes:
"We commonly live with a self reduced to its bare minimum; most of our faculties lie dormant, relying on habit; and habit knows how to manage without them." -Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time