Because I choose to.

Agent Smith: Why, Mr. Anderson? Why do you do it? Why get up? Why keep fighting?

Do you believe you’re fighting for something? For more than your survival?

Can you tell me what it is? Do you even know?

Is it freedom? Or truth? Perhaps peace?

Yes?

No?

Could it be for love?

Illusions, Mr. Anderson! Vagaries of perception. The temporary constructs of a feeble human intellect trying deperately to justify an existence that is without meaning or purpose. And all of them as artificial as the Matrix itself, although only a human mind could invent something as insipid as love. You must be able to see it, Mr. Anderson. You must know it by now. You can’t win. It’s pointless to keep fighting.

Why, Mr. Anderson? Why? Why do you persist?!

Neo: Because I choose to.

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~ by Kristian Anderson on August 27, 2011.

22 Responses to “Because I choose to.”

  1. Great film. Great attitude. Hope you are still fighting. We are behind you. Cheering you on from the sidelines. Stay strong.

  2. It is a choice…so glad that you continue to choose to fight every day. Prayers for healing, peace and strength to to keep up the fight for you and your family.

  3. I am an English teacher in the states, and your posting made me think of one of my favorite poems to teach:

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Rage on, Kristian!

  4. And WE are all blessed because of your choice!

  5. Brilliant quote and so relevant. Keep fighting!!!

  6. Keep up the good choice you have been making! Fight on!

  7. Oh Kristian, i know your family are very lucky that you “choose to”. Stay strong. I hope things are steadily improving and that you are enjoying sweet moments with your loved ones. Much love and strength being sent to you today and every day. xx

  8. yes, yes, yes…..good choice. still praying hard and now really LOUD for you. Remember that God has you firmly in His arms…….continue the good battle.
    the Grandma from North Carolina with non hodgkins lymphoma

  9. Go Kristian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Kia kaha

  11. Amen, brother.

  12. Wow, some pretty awe-inspiring fighting words. Thanks for sharing this…

  13. Praying for you every day, so you’re never alone in your fight!

  14. May our Precious Lord help you in your fight…

  15. Sending lots of positive, healing vibes your way.

  16. Keep fighting Kristian! Keeping you and your whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Sending positive thoughts from Canada!! God bless!

  17. Sending you my strongest thoughts and prayers.

  18. Hi Kristian. This day last year I put your birthday video for your wife on my Facebook page. Just reminded of it today (the joys of Facebook having a mind of its own and remembering anniversaries!). But it was great to be reminded of you. Your writing’s lovely. I’m here in Ireland thinking of you and sending you prayers, strength and health. Life wants you to win. Louise.

  19. Our entire family is so touched by your strength, your faith, and your amazing attitude. God place his healing touch on you. Sending much light and prayers your way, from Michigan.

  20. Hi Kristian,

    Just a note to say I am thinking of you all and hope to see you post again soon.

  21. Praying for you ~

  22. I have featured your story on my blog:- http://www.lifecyclesstory-neil-killion.blogspot.com in an article called Local Heroes. Because that is what you are Kristian. An absolute dead-set hero,

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