We watched The Dead Poets Society again last night. What a wonderful movie in which to remember Robin Williams. I won't tell the story, but take a couple of hours and watch this film. Watch it again, if you've seen it before. Robin Williams was brilliant. You will find out why these boys are standing on their desks. I read that people all over the world were standing on their desks... the day after he died.
The quote below says it all. We all have our own thoughts about things....they are uniquely ours. In order to be truly happy in the world, we must be able to voice our own unique opinions....be it about politics, religion, and just everyday life in general.
Words can change the world. Look at the wonderful words we have heard from people in history...FDR, JFK, Pope John Paul, Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Billy Graham, the dying Professor Randy Pausch, Bill and Melinda Gates, and yes our current president. These are some of the first ones who come to mind. They all have had a part in trying to change our world.
With all the(what we think) important pursuits in life....we have also....beauty, poetry, romance and love. We couldn't exist without these things.
Finally, what the movie is all about. We have free will....we can choose what path we will follow. We might awaken with this thought in our head....I'm going to make my life extraordinary today.
Wouldn't life be grand if everyone felt this way? Robin Williams made life fun, but he also made us think.