You watched Batman – “The Dark Knight Rises”???
While most people drool over it, I found it outrageous!
I like Batman.
You know, he’s smart, he’s strategical, and… most of all… he (usually) outsmarts all the bad guys.
Basically, he’s Smart-Man.
The cool thing is he does not need any super powers to catch the villains. No, he relies on his brain-power.
But what happened in “The Dark Knight Rises”?
Did he donate parts of his IQ to some desperate chimpanzees?
Didn’t he watch a single episode of MacGyver?
You remember the dull scene:
Batman is trapped in a prison hole (aka the ‘Pit’) and, what he does is this:
He tries to escape the pit by leaping from one plateau to then next one… risking a bone-crushing fall.
Why would a guy with an IQ (exceeding 140?) do that? Yes, I know he’s a fictional character, yet, doesn’t he represent smartness in person?
It doesn’t require a diploma in rocket science to figure out that he could’ve used some parts of the prison’s interior (bed, chairs, furniture, …) to bridge these gaps, build a ladder, a catapult, a pyramid of beds or whatever!
Batman’s tragedy displayed here kind of reminds me of Russel Conwell‘s Acres of Diamonds:
…a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: “dig in your own backyard!
I admit, it’s not exactly the same situation. But, if Batman would’ve taken the time to check his own backyard (prison cell) he wouldn’t have had to risk a super hero career in a wheelchair (aka Bat-Chair).
This, smoothly leads us to the questions:
Where are you stuck? Which pit are you in?
Sometimes we’re oblivious the horse-blinders we’re wearing.
Often we only need to look up. Or look down. Check the attic. Check the backyard. Check the basement.
Do you know this embarrassing scenario? You’re searching for your keys, a pen, your glasses and you keep looking all over the place… until… after some time, you discover: It’s right in your pocket or even right in your hand!
Maybe you’re gnashing your teeth because you’re stuck right now. For days or weeks.
Perhaps you’ve forgotten about the jetpack sitting in a corner gathering dust.
Look around. Did you to ask your family, friends, acquaintance for help or advice?
Did you check Google or Amazon for a resource that can help you to progress?
A little problem solving trick:
Grab a piece of paper. On the left side, write down the problem. On the right side write down these 3 questions:
- What could I do?
- What could I read?
- Who could I ask?
Don’t fool around like Batman. Start looking around and often enough we find a way out of the pit.
Marko M.Share this Post