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.