I finally got to watch Bohemian Rhapsody, the movie about Queen the band. Two things struck me. Firstly, the movie was riddled with inaccuracies aimed to make the narrative more interesting. Most Queen buffs would spot the errors but it is a global box office hit anyway, raking in close to $700 million so far. And that’s why Fake News succeeds – because it tells the story we want to believe. (Read my previous issue on why the Santa myth persists). So in 2019 you can expect more fake news. Or stories. You choose what you wish to believe.
Secondly, the movie reminded me of Bob Geldof. He had a band with some hit songs, but is more famous as the mover and shaker who put together Live Aid. It was a massive event in the pre-internet era that brought almost every major rock band and musician together for a show that raised money for the famine in Ethiopia. He got knighted for it too. Bob Geldof went from being a somewhat famous artist to being an activist and catalyst for change in just one event. So we can all switch and do other things no matter what we’ve done or not done. It’s never too late to change, and be an agent of change.
I wish you all the best for 2019. May you transform to be the best you can be. Stay Happy.