Princess Mononoke is one of the few feature films that strongly execute many omnipotent beings in various angles: Eboshi, the ruler of Iron Town; Ashitaka, the exiled prince; Moro, the wolf goddess; Okkoto-nushi, the boar god; and lastly, The Forest God. Majority of their agendas are neither beneficiary nor destructive in a singular viewpoint – leading to a never-ending cycle of fruitless bloodshed. In the end, both parties learn that brutality will not resolve their differences.
There were no sex classes. No friendship classes. No classes on how to navigate a bureaucracy, build an organization, raise money, create a database, buy a house, love a child, spot a scam, talk someone out of suicide, or figure out what was important to me. Not knowing how to do these things is what messes people up in life, not whether they know algebra or can analyze literature.
William Upski Wimsatt (via perfect)