View Full Version : Wizard of Oz? Choices

21st Oct 2015, 04:02
Dorothy went on that whole adventure only to find out all she had to do was click her heels to go home. If Dorothy knew right away that all she had to do was click her heels, not only would have been a very short movie, she would have never experienced the journey, never made a positive influence on the people she met, never learned to believe in herself. When she did finally click her heels, she returns to her reality, finding nothing had changed. You could say that her choices didn't have any affect on the 'destination' of her normal reality, yet they had a big impact on her journey.

Are you going to say one of the great movies of all time had no 'closure' or was ruined by it's ending, or Dorothy's choices didn't matter?

Is the destination more important than the journey?

Isn't life a journey?

I think people who feel that the choices don't matter are thinking in linear terms and linear time. LIS demonstrates time is relative and is not linear.

If Dorothy had Max's choice, she could have stayed in OZ and run off with Scarecrow or something lol. At least LIS gives you the option to return to 'normal'.


21st Oct 2015, 14:30
It's because people think of time as a strict progression of cause and effect. But from a non-linear perspective it is more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey.... stuff.