I met Mr. S through a social network, Orkut. Mr. S is nothing in his life except being a movie freak. His movie career began as a student and it has been an on-going seven years long spree since then. In this, Mr. S has downloaded over 5TB of movies, still preserved in his 3 external hard disks. From Russian, Spanish, French, Silent, Finnish, he has seen it all. After watching about 5000+ movies, Mr. S is so well versed that it is impossible to name any director or actor or movie whose name he hasn’t heard.
the numbers i deal in pretty high , its ok for me …downloaded 1500 movies in last 15 months
- Mr. S
Each month of his starts with a very precise genre he will watch like Russian Animated, Japanese and ends with watching at least 70-90 movies. His career, though won’t cease any time soon for he wishes to watch every good work that has ever been made.
Mr. S outside his movie world, works in sales in a very small company for peanuts which is only enough to sustain his daily life. At 27, he doesn’t aspire to earn more, get married, or have a social life, he just too obsessed with his passion for movies.
Mr. S might not be alone since I have seen many gaming addicts who lead a similar life, at least during their college time. Their sheer ignorance about outside world astonishes me and how happy they are about themselves. I feel sympathetic about their dull lives even if they don’t. I feel they are missing very much in life by just not thinking outside “their” box and contending themselves with whatever they are. On the other hand, I am quite inspired by how much happy people like Mr. S are and how thoughts on the line of of “My life is shit”, “My job sucks” don’t cross their mind much.
For me, programming is a passion and sometimes an obsession, yet, It doesn’t simply overthrow my desire to Travel„ to have fun and to have a social life. It is difficult to decide if one should learn from in a positive or negative way from them but I feel passion, be it music, chess, sport, is one thing but just being delved into passion without a balance to other things is as bad as having none at all.