"The human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love- these are what we stay alive for."
I first watched the Dead Poet’s Society when I was in 6th grade. A pretty heavy movie for a 6th grader, I know. But I swear this movie flipped a switch in my brain and helped me develop my feelings towards writing, people, what we’re capable of, Carpe Diem. Watching Robin Williams’ character teach his students to think outside the box, to challenge what they had been told, to live passionately made me want to do the same.
I often think about the scenes in this movie and the words Mr. Keating says. That words and ideas can change the world. To seize the day, and make your lives extraordinary.
I love poetry and words, and reading what other people have to say, and what they feel and why they feel it. I believe that it makes us all connected. I believe that you should write down what’s in your head sometimes without fear of criticism from someone else. What you write down connects you to someone else because inevitably, you aren’t the only one who has felt the way you feel, and that’s the beauty of being human.
This is my small way of remembering Robin Williams… by remembering a movie that was special to me for so long.
Hook | 1991 | dir. Steven Spielberg
"So, your adventures are over."
"Oh, no. To live… to live will be an awfully big adventure."
R.I.P. Robin Williams, 1951-2014
SOMEONE FINALLY SAID IT
So if a teenager is at school for roughly 8 hours, and they are doing homework for 6+ hours, and they need AT LEAST 9 HOURS OF SLEEP FOR THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS, then they may have 0-1 hours for other activities like eating, bathing, exercise, socializing (which is actually incredibly important for emotional, mental, and physical health, as well as the development of skills vital to their future career and having healthy romantic relationships among other things), religious activities, hobbies, extra curriculars, medical care of any kind, chores (also a skill/habit development thing and required by many parents), relaxation, and family time? Not to mention that your parents may or may not pressure you to get a job, or you might need to get one for economic reasons.
I will never not reblog this
"…but teenagers have no reason to be stressed."