The truth is that progress is an ever-evolving process.
This is a real progression. As you can see in the trailer, the time-looping is fast-paced, and that’s a good thing. Also, the process of progression is never perfect. The process of progression is so predictable, and the process of progress is so fast.
Progress comes in a variety of different forms. The time looping is probably the most basic. You could call it a progression because it has a goal (you break free from the island). The next step is a choice. The next step is a decision. And the next step is a reaction.
The process of progression is fairly easy to set up. There are very few of us who are programmed to be quick to step up and the process of progression is pretty much almost instantaneous. That’s why most of us don’t have to do anything at all because it’s not a very hard process.
The only problem is that when we step out of this process, we find ourselves back in the loop-like process. We break free, but we find ourselves back in the same cycle. We might also find ourselves repeating the same actions again and again, each time we step back out of the process.
At its best, this is a great motivator. If you are a person who gets easily frustrated, this is a great way to get you to do the things you want to do.
This is true in the sense that our actions change. When we are in the process and are making progress, things feel great. When we are in the process and are “failing” and have to stop to think, we feel like we’ve done something great. But when we step back out of this cycle and start again, we find ourselves back in the same cycle.
This, of course, is something that has always irritated me about the process-centric approach to life. It seems to me that if you want to keep your life in the constant flow of progress, your life would be boring and uninteresting. But if this is the approach to life, then we need to just accept that it is, and we would all be better off.
I think this is a misconception. I think that we are actually much better off in the “continuous” sense of the word, and we would all be happier if we just stuck to this cycle of progress we were supposed to be doing. In fact, all of us would probably be happier if we never had to deal with any of the problems associated with the process-centric approach.
I would say that it is simply a matter of perspective. In the long-run, people are happier because they feel they achieved something, because they have to think about it, and because they can enjoy the process of doing it. A person living in a time-loop would not enjoy it any more than anyone else.