I have a philosophy that I will only watch movies that further me in some way. No, I don't sit around watching self-help videos or historical documentaries all day, but it has to be something that is generally good for me in that moment. I have a rule that I won't watch twisted horror films for that reason (seriously, why be disturbed unnecessarily?). I love some good science fiction and no-holds barred comedy. Brain bending and laughter are for the mind, heart and soul!
Back to my point. Yesterday we watched an incredible movie, called Life In A Day capturing moments from around the world all on a single day. This fed my love of travel, and of the universal human emotions that we all feel. (This apparently is a favorite topic of mine, since I wrote a blog post about Tarot and emotions here).
It is my hope that movies like this can serve to connect us, rather than divide us (as some may try to do these days). It is human nature to look for differences, and to try to find something to make us feel "better" than someone else. I love the Dr. Seuss books that speak to acceptance and diversity (check out The Sneetches!).
We humans are incredibly complex beings. Once you think you've got us figured out, we go and surprise you. Or maybe not. There's something to ponder...
With good things,