What Does the Timo Cruz Quote Mean?


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What does the timo cruz quote mean?  – Greece was the first country to have humans that could think. We all live so autonomously. We get up, do our jobs, get home, bathe, sit in front of the television for hours, brush and sleep again.

This cycle goes on until we either retire or die of exhaustion. This is what life is and has always been. Remove the television and the job part, we have been doing this since ages. Yes, there are people that do not fit in this code.

They are like bugs of a computer code. Something weird and yet extraordinarily amazing. We call them “artists”. Maybe they bleed words, paint alphabets, move strings to produce vibrations that sound mellifluous, express themselves on canvases, or think. 

The last category of artists are known as philosophers. We do know what life is, how it functions and what are the components, with the help of modern science. We banished our thoughts that made us slaves of imaginary gods, believing in something or the other.

Yet, we can’t answer the question of why life exists in the first place. Hollywood has shown us day in and out about the purpose of being, and yet we cannot fathom the beauty as to why we exist.

In the movie Coach Carter, Timo Cruz left us questioning for the purpose of our existence, why we fear, and so many things. Let us understand the outlook of this character, as he speaks to Samuel Jackson, in a question and answer format. 

Questions regarding Timo Cruz’s Quote:-

What is Timo Cruz’s Quote? 

To quote the words of Timo Cruz literally as they are, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us….

Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do….

It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we  unconsciously give other people permission to do the same…. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”  

What does the quote represent?

There are a lot of things that can be deduced from the quote. Mostly, it’s about the perspective of living. We often tend to get scared regarding the world and how it works.

We know that it doesn’t matter in the least as to what we do, and yet the fear that our lives hold values beyond our comprehension is instilled in our hearts from a young age. It doesn’t matter whether we live or die, and that the consequences of our actions is what is taken by us from a religious perspective.

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate..”, this line itself holds such depth that we can only fathom as to what the meaning is. We can get two things from this line. One, that we know that we are not inadequate.

We know that if we strive hard, if we just did the right thing, we are bound to succeed. It doesn’t matter whether you are born on the streets of Ghana, or in some palace in Dubai.

What matters is that we all know that if we just work hard enough, we are bound to succeed. Secondly, it’s about mankind itself. It took us 5000 years of continuous brain development to make a wheel.

The wheel was such a significant invention that we often forget. And then another thousand years to make motors and electricity. And then what? Just 20 more years and then we hit the moon.

Literally. Left our footprints on our satellite itself. What makes us human, is the ability to know that we aren’t inadequate. We can do it. 

Who wrote the quote? What was the meaning of the film? 

If you google who wrote the quote right now, you would get a list of photos of a man and you would definitely agree with the same. Nelson Mandela is attributed for sharing this gem.

You would know what he worked for, and considering that, it is easy for us to regard this as a fact. But, the truth is, a book called “A Return To Love ” had this quote before Nelson Mandela. Williamson was the name of the author of the book, and it should be on top of your reading list, I must say. Williamson bled words that could inspire generations to come. 

The film has ups and downs and shows what individuality represents in unity. Let me explain it clearly. Individuality doesn’t matter in unity, and this is the basic definition that we have all learned about.

However, it’s not about the efforts that we give in the team, but it’s about the individual differences that we create. A tug-of-war would be one sided if we have two bulky men and a normal guy on one side, and three skinny men on the other. It’s about what we give to the team that makes the team lead.

The film also shared the values of perseverance and hard work. If you take a survey of what every rich guy would say in America, you would surely hear these two words, “Work Hard”. 

How did the coach teach them respect? 

This was the most beautiful part of the story. If you watched the film, you would know about the “Call me Sir!” part. There is a quote that I read a few days ago which explained what respect is.

It stated that respect is earned and not given for free. However, I disagree entirely. If you have to earn respect, then people do not respect you. They respect what you have become and what you possess.

They respect you for the qualities or the materials that you have acquired in life. The coach tells the same thing. That the boys need to respect each other and that is why they would call everyone of them “Sir”, along with the coach. 

Now to call someone that literally grew alongside you, and you have seen them since they have been in kindergarten, you can’t really call them sir. Even if any one of us would be in that situation, we couldn’t call our best friends, ‘sir’.

Why? Why can’t we respect people that we love? Or the people that we don’t know? That was the message in the film. It focused on why you have to respect everyone. Why? Because if you give respect to people out of humanity, you get a lot back.