The whole point of the story was to build the tention with that 1 question.
Is the gun real?
And then use that tension to create a sense of payoff by circling back!
It’s like a cricket match!
If they need 8 runs an over and keep scoring at that rate throughout 20 overs and you comfortably win with five balls to spare then watching the match feels pointless!
But if they struggle, go to the brink of defeat and then someone pulls a miracle!
That tension and ultimate release makes you feel as if you won!
In the case of stories the match is already fixed.
So there is no reason for it to affect us so much!
After all, it’s a match with fixed ending.
It’s only purpose is to hijack our consciousness and take it for a ride
And it’s true for pretty much everything in life.
Most things are momentary and insignificant.
Their only purpose is to hijack our consciousness and take it for a ride!
At first it’s a little difficult, but slowly we realize that we always have a choice!
Because we get to decide!
They put us into this drama and make us feel as if we are living life.
If living life is about surrendering your consciousness and jumping into the whirlpool of suffering, begging for a momentary happiness ensure you are living a life!
But you can root for the protagonist be sad when he is hurt, celebrate when he wins!
Or you can take a step back and realize but it’s just a play.
And the real victim is actually you!