Words and Ideas Can Change the World 💡

Have you ever had that feeling, when you finish a great movie or an amazing book, and feel, that your life changed for ever? Well, maybe not literally forever, but at least for a long-long period. It’s like it just left a huge imprint on your mindset or worldview, that your way of thinking and perceiving life is now a little different?

That’s what happened with me just recently, after finishing “Dead Poets Society“. Can’t believe I haven’t seen this masterpiece before. Sometimes I seriously doubt my lack of judgement, when I postpone watching or reading such Great works. If you, by any chance, haven’t watched it, then you should definitely check it out. I never say a movie is a must to watch, but I’ll do that for this one.

This film spoke to my soul. Things that were said and portrayed in here were already familiar to me, but still when you hear it once again, especially in such a poetic and artistic way, you kind of understand the meaning of those philosophical wonderings once again. And after watching it, I felt like I just won a lottery or graduated from the most prestigious university ever, because it made me internally rich, richer than ever. Like I learned so much from these two hours. I know it sounds a little crazy, but it’s true. I feel like I have just obtained wisdom, learned a secret, that no one else, maybe even those, who watched that movie, know.

I just wished I saw this movie earlier, when I was in school, or especially in university. It’d have drastically changed my student years and made it 10 times better. It shows you the true meaning of life, destroys the false materialistic image created by the society, teaches you to think by yourself and make your own opinions on everything. It portrays things that are truly important in our lives, and those, that have no real significance. The films is a treasure for everyone.

So, what I’m trying to say is, movies and books can indeed change people. They can teach no worse than the best and smartest professors. Some people think, that if you spend your precious time on watching tv or films, then you’re just throwing it away and degrading. Once again I realized how wrong that statement is. Maybe if you watch cheap reality shows, negative news or soap-operas, that show nothing but total crap and teach you to be as materialistic as possible, then it is obviously true. It’s not the tv’s fault, it’s yours, that you don’t use all the good sources of information for your self-development.

Find films, that will inspire you, that will motivate you not to become rich, glamorous, popular or skinny, but to become a better, wiser person, to never give up on your true dreams and passion, to always listen to your heart and act with conscience. And if you get lucky enough, to find things, that speak directly to your soul, you’ll be sitting late at night and thinking about how a single movie can change everything, even just for a short moment.

Carpe diem, my friends.

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14 comments

  1. That was a very powerful movie indeed. Robin Williams and the rest of the cast were wonderful. I love movies and books for the insight I gain from them. Occasionally I’ve had friends to attend movies with that would then sit with me and discuss the movie….what would we have done in that characters situation? what did we like about the movie? what would we have done differently? what we learned from the movie?

    I’ve never been part of a book club but I understand that people join them to discuss the books. I love entering all the various worlds, and communities via books and movies, experiencing things I wouldn’t have otherwise.

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    • I absolutely agree! I have never been in a book club either, but I always enjoyed having friends, who watched or read my favorite books/movies, and we’d sit and discuss them for hours♥️

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      • I disliked when I’d want to talk about a movie or book and a person would say “It’s just a movie” “It’s just a book”. Grr.

        I took a film class in college and enjoyed it but it was more technical stuff.

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  2. Heraclitus said, “You cannot step into the same river twice, for other waters are continually flowing on.”
    Everything you DO or DO NOT DO changes you every day, and many of those changes are for eternity.
    We need The God Who Is to guide us through the Holy Spirit to make sure we are changing into the image of Jesus in whom no one, not even the Roman governor, could find fault.
    Looking for good movies and books, encouraging others to do the same, will continue to move us in His direction.
    ❤️&🙏, c.a.

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  3. An excellent and superbly written blog post.

    I agree with you.

    Movies and books can change one’s life.

    I’ve never seen Dead Poets’ Society although I’ve heard nothing but good things about it.

    Which is ironic because I once worked as a movie reviewer for a newsmagazine in the Canadian province of Alberta for a few years.

    Although admittedly I was reviewing movies in a time period much later than when Dead Poets Society was first released.

    I gather from some who have seen the film that Williams’ character quotes a lot of lines from the greatest poets in English literature.

    Which may explain the excellence and memorability of the film.

    As the great poets had great insight into life and much wisdom to share.

    I think one of the reasons why the TV series Frasier had one of the best final episodes of any TV series that I’ve ever seen is because he ends the show quoting lines from.Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem Ulysses.

    He went out with a great poetic bang.

    Words can inspire.

    Imagea can inspire.

    And it’s for this reason that outstanding books and films can change our lives.

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    • thanks so much for your comment! wow you had an amazing job! I definitely advise you to watch that movie when you’ll have some free time! it’s really good

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  4. Never too late to read a good book or watch a good movie. That movie was indeed exceptional. The combination of Robin Williams’ older teacher character and the young students eager to become who they be… Perfect. Thanks for reminding me…
    (Captain oh my captain…)

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