Saw this on Shaul B’s blog “free thought”.
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Made me think of the old paradoxes connected with free-will, pre-destination, time travel and the like. How far do the consequences go? What would happen if you were to fiddle with natural cause and effect?
More down to earth; how far does your responsibility go to mend the wrongs in the world? Can you at some point just pack your bags and run away?
In the movie, I see the DJ as scared, even fearing for his sanity if he remains. Others may see him as a coward.
I believe he had two legitimate choices; either to fix everything or to dispair, return reality to its course and walk away. He could not leave the scene half fixed because then others would have suffered from his meddling. Once done he could leave because there is a limit to human capabilities.
A hasid (as a opposed to a zadik) would have stayed and cared for his street corner for the rest of his life.