click here to jump to start of article
Join Our Newsletter

Join 400,000 Aish subscribers
Get Email Updates




Jtube: The Truman Show

Jtube: The Truman Show

What does The Truman Show teach us about free will?

Published: January 16, 2010


Give Tzedakah! Help Aish.com create inspiring
articles, videos and blogs featuring timeless Jewish wisdom.

Visitor Comments: 8

(6) ace, January 2, 2013 2:28 AM

Inspiring and thought provoking

Every time I watch this movie, even this short clip, I start to cry. I feel that this movie teaches us about our role in the world. Each one of us is our own world and every thing that happens to us and every person we meet is only there because it needs to be there for US, for our benefit. The main difference between us and Truman is that everyone else in our world is also in their own world as well.

(5) Anonymous, November 13, 2012 4:18 PM

thank you

(4) Anonymous, January 19, 2010 5:43 PM

NO FREE WILL-U-R-A-puppet

Looks like there is free will to the ego,but all our responses are learned and conditioned. Only the ego needs to believe it has free will. God runs the whole show so show up, walk yourself thru the paces and fulfill your destiny still doing the best you can to be the best you can be. There is a GOD and he is with you every moment you are alive and afterwards too.... so that one day , in the human form only, you can figure out how to return to your true spiritual home merging into that ultimate ocean of love....- that's why you are not fulfilled and often so empty. Keep up, we are all destined to makeit home. Free will is an illusion.

(3) s.s, January 18, 2010 5:58 PM

Great!

Great Movie for everyone, frum or not! Every jew plays the same role as Truman! We are all the main actor in our own movie, Ais and our job is to play the best role possible. G-d watches ove-r us every second, and we have the choice to come close to Gd or go farther. Hopefully we come closer. Thanksh.. we love you!!

(2) tzippi, January 18, 2010 8:12 AM

we just have to get over our fear

i think that this teaches us that we literally do have the whole world before us to learn about and discover. We are on a stage and Hashem is the most important one watching. We just have to get over our fears. It really means getting out of our comfort zones when it comes to doing something truly brave and courageous and inspiring to others.

See All Comments

Submit Your Comment:

  • Display my name?

  • Your email address is kept private. Our editor needs it in case we have a question about your comment.


  • * required field 2000
Submit Comment
stub
Sign up today!