Code Capture 11628-5

We as humans like to think that we have all the answers…

…truth is, we don’t.  To be honest, I don’t think anyone does, human or not.  If the Machines did, redpills would never have been an issue with them.  If the Exiles had all of the answers, they probably would’ve succeeded in their latest plot.  And if mankind had the answers…  well, that’s something else entirely.

No, I don’t even think the Oracle has all of the answers.  I don’t think Neo did, either.  I think all we’re left with are our ideas and perceptions to base our choices and reactions around.  The problem with reactions, though, is that sometimes you don’t have time to think before you make them.  There are a lot of things you can’t plan for in advance.  It’s the limitations of not being claire voyant.

You can’t wake up one morning and plan for every contingency, because we aren’t all-knowing, and are therefore bound.  We can only pray that when an issue arises that we’re unprepared for, we can avoid panicking long enough to react swiftly and appropriately.

The ability to do that.  The ability to do what needs to be done to insure that the outcome is appropriate…  is what Neo himself was willing to sacrifice himself for.  I cannot thing of any better way to honor his memory than to be willing to face true death to save another.

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~ by zeissman on June 28, 2007.

4 Responses to “Code Capture 11628-5”

  1. It was an honor to be on the Oracle’s Security Detail, I thank you again for having enough faith to choose me.

  2. Like Votum, I was honored to serve on the Security Detail, and inspired by Kid’s selfless act of heroism. Thanks, Zeissman, for the opportunity and the thoughtful reflections you have posted.

    And thanks to Votum for the dance at Club Messiah. 😉

  3. First comes the willingness.
    Then comes reaction time.

    Kiddo had both. But I don’t think his eagerness has ever been challenged, and we all know of his neuro-kinetic abilities. He’s not the first self-substantiated human without reason, eh?

    And while I may joke and say “oh, he’s just doing what he’s good at – getting in the way, getting shot.”, there is no denying the purpose and meaning behind his actions, and what they have saved us.

    Perhaps many are so quick to judgment not only out of a general distaste for E Pluribus Neo, but out of jealousy. I’m sure there are plenty of people out there who would have taken the bullet for her, and just don’t want to admit that someone, let alone, Kiddo, beat them to it.

    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t believe we ever really required your help protecting the Oracle. But we should have placed someone with better reflexes and willingness on her security detail (say, Niobe? she’s good at getting shot, too.)

    P.S.
    The other reason due credit is not being given where credit is due is because many have seen the EPN gloat fest after a victory. It isn’t a pretty sight.

  4. That’s because no one else gives us credit, so were forced to give it to each other.

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