Do you take the red pill, or the blue pill?

Topic #169:

If given the choice, are you the kind of person who takes the red pill, or the blue pill? Why? When do you willfully do the opposite?

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in Wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.” -Morpheus (from the film The Matrix)

Background on the red pill vs. blue pill here.

Show Comments


Comments are closed.

Close Comments


  1. Hmmmmmmmmmm? the question begs another version though.
    If I take the Red pill do I get to live out my fantasies or just imagine them?
    With the Blue pill I am confident my Life is what I make it.
    I think I will mix both the pills together and get Purple and take a little from each pill that way!


  2. Hmm . . .
    “Brilliant, but troubled” . . . or brain dead and happy?
    Awake and aware . . . or asleep and a slave?
    Autonomy . . . or happy oblivion?
    Freedom . . . or fantasy?


  3. I do not take any colored pills, I do not take any drugs PERIOD! I think
    the world is hard enough, without making your life worse taking pills!


  4. Considero que el hábito de las pastillas, deteriora un tanto o mucho más, la personalidad de cada quien.
    Actualmente luego de tanto deterioro a la Naturaleza, reconocen que lo NATURAL cumplen Leyes inviolables, de admirar.
    Las pastillas azul, rojo o verde, someten, sin ellas se sienten descontrolados, disminuidos etc.y en otros casos: MUY SUPERIORES.


  5. First interesting one in a long time, and no “President” related slant either! 😉


  6. Frankly speaking, this is a really tough decision. The Blue Pill let us continue in this state and trend…which tends to be struggle or a rat race, survival (now it’s working, long ago more of foraging), coupled with sweet and meaningful moments, all in the contemporary context.

    Whilst, the Red Pill land is unknown to us. At least, unknown to our earthly memory. We never know what we can expect from it. Will it truly be better or worst when we “wake up” is questionable. Will I still get to taste fine wine, good company, good music, will I forsake my family when I “wake up” and thus causing them misery, etc. There are no refunds for non-satisfaction.

    Buddhism has always been trying to share with us on how to achieve the red pill status (it has got something to do with taming thoughts, nothing to do with suicide…I hope my blog can discuss about it one day). And achieving this red pill status is supposed to allow you true freedom within the blue world. Having faith in that, I will take the red pill.


    1. Um, right, that’s is the worst answer to a daily topic I’ve ever seen. Oh wait, that’s because you’re a dirty spammer with no interest in anyone else’s lives but your own. Well done you!


  7. Que legal essa pergunta, eu dei uma boa risada.
    Tomo uma azul e branca para dor de estomago, e outras brancas.
    Quanto ao resto ,eu não tomo nada e parece que entendi mal a pergunta não?
    pelo visto eu não entendo nada desse assunto!
    Abraços a todos!


  8. our world is not a matrix. so taking the blue will result on temporary condition. sooner or later we will realize which real world is. and, our current situation is real world we can’t understand yet. By studying hard and experiencing we will find out the deepest of rabbit holes. So I won’t take any of those pills.

    eko – indonesia


  9. Wouldn’t it be nice if life were that easy? I am tempted to go on a tirade regarding Health Care, the Pharmaceutical Industry and Quacks who prescribe meds that destroy otherwise healthy individuals, but thats not an issue this year-I drank the Kool-Aid (was that an Option?).
    Are these the colors of anti-depressants, and if they are, will they make my lover love me, my bills paid, my kids smart, and my Boss shut up? If not I guess a person could try painkillers (bad idea).
    In my humble opinion there isn’t really an option, as the only thing certain in life is change-either, have it run over you, or, charge it head on. I already tried both, and while I tend to look good in blue, I’ll have 2 of those red ones (I might have a tolerance to “Rabbit Holes”).
    ………. Just Say No thanks……….