The World’s End.

by Patrick Liew on September 27, 2013

If you want to watch a weird, out-of-the-world movie, ‘The World’s End’ is a good choice.

I told my family the movie must have been written by 20 script writers and they took turns to craft the story. They probably didn’t meet each other.

The yarn was spun with an almost disjointed plot and sub-plots, and it transformed itself from one genre to another. At many points, I was wondering whether if the movie was a melodrama, a comedy, a sci-fi fantasy, or a bittersweet romance but whatever it was, it was holding me to my seat.

The movie revolves around Gary the King (Simon Pegg) wanting to complete the ‘Golden Mile,’ a pub crawl encompassing 12 pubs in his hometown.

He tried it more than 20 years ago with four of his closest friends but they did not succeed in their mission. They failed to reach the last pub which was named The World’s End.

Gary the King knew he had to do it again. It was like his life depended on it.

I won’t spoil the fun by spilling the beans about the movie.

On the way home from the movie, I asked my daughter if there were any uncompleted mission during her school days. Her reply was, “Nope. None at all.

“There is no desperate reason for me to go back to school.”

I wish every person can say the same thing about their past and with the same absolute certainty. That they have accomplished whatever they were supposed to do and their hearts were at peace to move on in life.

Sadly, this is not the case.

For some people, the past is strewn with broken dreams.

Unfulfilled promises. Unrealised goals. Unfinished tasks…

Those pieces of their being laid bare on the journey of life. Many were left, weighing on the fleshly tablet of their hearts.

Like Gary the King, perhaps we need to revisit some of our uncompleted stories. Stories that were left hanging at the back of time.

We may need to craft or re-craft  the final chapters and complete those stories.

We may need to close the files that have been waiting for us. And they will always be there till the end of our life – unless we close them.

When we complete the unfinished businesses, maybe we will find a boulder rolling off our chest, a burden released from our heart.

We may find ourselves lighter and our steps, quicker.

We may be able to finally take flight and soar to the stars of our destiny.

Think about it.

One of the best ways to be at peace with the past is to resolve old issues and build on the resulting lessons for the best future.

One of the best ways to remove past guilt is to put to right the wrongs that have been committed.

One of the best ways to remove resentments against your offenders is to continue to forgive them.

One of the best ways to clear negative emotions is to learn how to cope with them and remove them with positive emotions.

One of the best ways to remove hatred is to replace them with love, compassion and kindness.

One of the best ways to start life anew is to clear your debts, obligations and restitutions.

One of the best ways to transform your life is to remove the blockages that are holding you back.

One of the best ways to be connected to the people that are important in your life is to reach out to them and learn how to bond with them.

One of the best ways to stop carrying unfinished businesses is to complete them and leverage on them to accomplish higher achievements.

One of the best ways to be at peace with your life is to contribute positively to others and the environment.

In conclusion, I’m reminded that just like any life form, the world may come to an end – anytime.

Time may just run out on us.

Let’s pick up the phone and start closing the files. The files that have always been in our hearts…


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

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