From: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Who said it?: Waymond Wang
The story behind the quote: This week’s quote comes from the award winning film, Everything Everywhere All at Once. The film focuses on Evelyn Wang, a seemingly nobody who is struggling in her business and life. Due to a series of events, it turns out she might be the only one who can save this universe and the entire multiverse from utter destruction.
The quote comes from the climax of the film. Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh), feeling hopeless, gives up as she feels life is pointless. She stops, however, to listen to her husband, Waymond Wang (played by Ke Huy Quan) as he pleads for everyone to stop fighting. This is when he delivers the quote.
Geek wisdom: The world can be a confusing and dark place and that makes it so easy to lash out at everything every time. But when we do, we are just adding to the confusion and darkness. It’s best to avoid adding more problems to the world and giving more good instead.