Thirteen Lives teaches us

What Thirteen lives teach us at root level to take charge of life?

You are probably well aware of how OTTs have revolutionised our viewing experiences and the entertainment industry.

Who knows if over-the-top entertainment is the future of the industry.

Perhaps it already is.

Last Sunday night, I watched the Thirteen Lives movie through Amazon Prime video OTT, taking advantage of this OTT.

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But how can a movie about a catastrophic global event influence us as a world community?

It does.

The American New Age writer Gregg Braden contended that the alteration in the earth’s magnetic field might have an impact on human DNA. He has also made the case that communal prayer may have healing physical effects and that DNA is influenced by human emotions.

Divine matrix by Gregg Braden

The thirteen lives that were trapped inside the flooded caves suffered a similar end.

People from all across the world came forward to pray for them.

Greg Braden writes about the container, bridge, and mirror in his book Divine Matrix. The idea of a “container” suggests that humans exist in a small community where each person has an impact on and is affected by others in the larger community. In light of this, relationships between people have an impact on the universe’s structure and makeup.

You will understand the idea of how we as members of the global village are impacted by others after you see the movies or try to recall the awful tragedy of those thirteen boys stranded in Thai caves.

As human beings who are heartbroken by huge tragedies, we are compelled to learn what happens to the thirteen boys and their coach who are stranded in Thailand’s Tham Luang Nang Non cave system due to an unseasonably heavy downpour that causes the caves to flood and confine them.

Thirteen Lives global appeal

The thrilling story of the daring Thai cave rescue that rescued thirteen lives is told in the Ron Howard film THIRTEEN LIVES by the world’s best divers who led the rescue.

A team of approximately 10,000 volunteers from seventeen different countries assisted in     the rescue, which captured the attention of the entire world.

However, what actually occurred in 2018 when divers from all over the world attempted to save a young soccer team?

The youngsters, who ranged in age from 11 to 16, entered the network of caves that connects Thailand and Myanmar on June 23, 2018, with the intention of celebrating one of the players’ birthdays.

The team toured the caves frequently, but due to excessive rain, they were stranded underneath with no way to leave.

Do you agree that as members of our global village we should occasionally delve deeply into the problems that our fellow humans endure on this planet?

Thirteen caves true story

We must.

Watching these movies is necessary for this.

Why not take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy such movies to experience our very existence in this globe as OTTs have made it possible for audiences throughout the world to watch and appreciate programmes from different parts of the world.

Only then can we truly feel rooted.

Can you picture it?

Before they were all safely rescued, the 13 lads were trapped underground in the caves for 17 days with minimal access to food and water and a constant fear of drowning or running out of oxygen.

You’ll be shocked to learn that the 12 lads, ages 10 to 16, and their 25-year-old coach received the drug cocktail before to being pulled out of Thailand’s Tham Luang cave.

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How the lads were extricated

Each team member received a full face mask before being cable-tied to a sort of stretcher by their hands and feet, according to Head. Following that, divers used a relay system to get them from their hiding point to the cave over a network of crooked channels that was around 2.5 miles long, according to Head.

You can have a visual of the Caves from this 3-D scan of caves by National Geographic channel by clicking here.

Before handing the boys off to other divers, the rescuers pushed or hugged the boys closer to their bodies, according to Head.

The divers pushed the lads closer to the entrance by fastening them to a pulley system set up on the cave’s top. This portion of the rescue is consistent with the image below, which was released by  “Insider”, UK’s largest independent regional B2B magazine, event and online publisher. The Insider, made the most comprehensive explanation of the rescue technique that was was available.

How recue done

According to British diver Vernon Unsworth, who assisted in organising the rescue operations, sedated the boys and their coach was the only option to ensure their survival.

The rescue crew, which included anesthetists and skilled divers, debated using sedation at first. Unsworth remembered the dialogue that had taken place at the time between British cave diver Richard Stanton and Australian anesthetist Richard “Harry” Harris.

successful rescue
Members of the “Wild Boars” football team pose at the Tham Luang cave centre as they mark the first anniversary of their rescue from the cave in the Mae Sai district of Chiang Rai province on June 24, 2019. – Thailand’s “Wild Boars” footballers, who captivated the world one year ago after floods trapped them underground for nearly three weeks, paid respects on June 24 to the diver who died during the rescue efforts. (Photo by Jittrapon KAICOME / AFP) (Photo credit should read JITTRAPON KAICOME/AFP via Getty Images)

As the story of the movie Thirteen Lives progresses, you will find that when the boys don’t come home, the parents and local officials visit the caves where they discover their abandoned bicycles and belongings. Narrow tunnels, dangerous choke points, and twists and turns can be found in the 10-kilometer-long cave system that runs beneath the Doi Nang Non mountain range on the Thai-Myanmar border.

British cave diver Vernon Unsworth (Played by Lewis Fitz-Gerald), who lived in Thailand and was familiar with the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system, was one of the first important figures to be on the scene.

The Thai government and authorities receive his prompt intervention and wise counsel early in the movie.

Being familiar with the largest rooms and the tightest corners allowed Unsworth to map the cave system after spending time  there.

Rescue operation

He was the one who suggested getting in touch with knowledgeable cave divers John Volanthen ( Played by Collin Farrel) and Richard Stanton ( Played by viggo mortein).

Under the direction of Captain Arnont ( Played by Thai actor and singer Teerapat Sajakul). Thai Navy SEALS began their search for the missing lads on June 25. When urged to stay until the boys were rescued, Chiang Rai Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn (Sahajak Boonthanakit) was on his way out. Saman Kunan (Sukollawat Kanarot), a former Navy SEAL, is one of several people who join the rescue operation. The search efforts are ongoing even though the fate of the missing lads has the world’s attention and assistance is flooding in from all over the world (including technical assistance on dewatering and pumps from India).

Flooding and the fear of the coming monsoon hamper the rescue efforts. The lads and coach are discovered on July 2 by British cavers Richard Stanton (Viggo Mortensen) and John Volanthen (Colin Farrell) four kilometres from the entrance.

The 13 stranded individuals are not trained divers, making it difficult for even the most seasoned and qualified rescuers to successfully get the 13 to safety. The need for an immediate rescue is dictated by the monsoon’s impending full fury and the declining oxygen levels.

Thai caves rescuer

Don’t you think that tales of the triumph of the human spirit always inspire us?

One’s trust in humanity is reinforced by the farmers who let their fields to be ruined by diverting streams of water “for the lads” or by the relief that is flooding in from all corners of the world.

Then there are the lads themselves, who persevered for the 18 days it took for their rescue with the aid of their coach, a former monk who teaches them to meditate.

So, we can conclude that practicing meditation daily for at least 10 minutes will help us take control of our lives.

The rescue crew also includes Stanton and Volanthen, as well as anaesthetist and cave diver Richard Harris (Joel Edgerton), Chris Jewell (Tom Bateman), and Jason Mallinson (Paul Gleeson).

rescue team
Three British cave-divers, Richard William Stanton (L), John Volanthen (2nd-L) and Robert Charles Harper (3rd-L) arrive at Khun Nam Nang Non Forest Park near the Tham Luang cave in Chiang Rai on June 27, 2018 to help in the rescue operation for a missing children’s football team and their coach. – The British cave-divers who have previously explored the site arrived on June 27 to join about 1,000 Thai soldiers, navy SEAL divers, police and park rangers at the mud-slicked site in the northern province of Chiang Rai where the 12 children and their coach have been trapped since June 23 in a flooded cave. (Photo by LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA / AFP) (Photo credit should read LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP via Getty Images)

Despite knowing the outcome, Director Howard has written a compelling drama, and the performers that brought this remarkable story to life are all at the top of their games.

Thirteen Lives, which was filmed in Queensland and Thailand, vividly captures the suspense and exhilaration of being opposed against Mother Nature, as well as the filth, mayhem, and fury of the elements.

Howard has produced a definite adrenaline rush with the addition of a countdown clock and calendar, overlay maps, torrential rain, chanting of prayers, scalding hot meals, and the darkness the boys are in.

Each chapter of the film, Lives, explains a portion of the suspenseful mission from Tham Luang while also imparting a lesson in life that viewers may apply to common obstacles and hardships.

This lesson is derived from chief diver John’s prior rescues and record-breaking cave dives.

Bottom line:

The John Paul Volanthen, GM,  British cave diver who specializes in rescues through the Cave Rescue Organisation, South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue, and the British Cave Rescue Council, who was the main hero of that recuse operation, describes how saying “I can” in response to the phrase “But I can’t…” resulted in one of the most amazing rescues in history in Thirteen Lives, a tale of stunning daring and steely nerves.

Thirteen lives by John Volanthen

John Volanthen wants his tale to awaken the inner superhero in you. It will, indeed.

John Volanthen, meantime, is constantly prepared to do the next rescue. Because we live in a global village, heroes are always willing to lend a hand.

Because we are all interconnected, our collective feelings and prayers play a significant role in enhancing the significance of this planet earth.


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Despite successful career and upward trajectory, I found myself unfulfilled. My true passion lies in uplifting others that everyone deserves a joyful existence. Consequently, I've immersed myself in the captivating world of harnessing human psychology and the power of the mind to catalyze rapid personal growth and a more rewarding life. My life's mission encompasses a diverse spectrum of endeavors, including personal transformation, psychological counseling, NLP guidance, public speaking, storytelling expertise, mastering the Law of Attraction, one-on-one sessions, life coaching, and career counseling. My ultimate goal is to positively impact one million lives. With a robust background spanning three decades in civil engineering with MBA in personnel management, I'm transitioning my focus toward understanding human behavior.

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