3 Movies, 10 Lessons after 7 Years

I don’t exactly remember the year when I watched « Forest Gump » for the first time, maybe 6 or 7 years ago… At this time, I was in my late teenage years, and I’m surprised how my impressions on « Forrest Gump » were very superficial and totally different comparing to those of few days ago when I’ve seen it for the second time.

I got nostalgic. Now I’m rewatching all the movies that I’ve seen in my teenage years (movies that kept a something inside my chest) because… 
First, I miss those old gold classic movies, full of mixed emotions and full of life lessons… Things that I can’t find in today’s movies. 
Secundo, to know how my vision toward things changed after – approximately – a decade, and to share the lessons I learned, here…

What I learned after watching « Forrest Gump » for the second time:

  • About Family: If everybody is against you, your family always keeps supporting, motivating and teaching you until the last breath of their life. You must be thankful for that.
  • About Friendship: A real friendship is based on loyalty. Not money, not character, not beauty and not intelligence…
  • About Love: You know you are living a real love story when whatever your day was good or bad, full of adventure or not, at the end of that day you will think about the person you love.
  • About Life: Don’t eat the same chocolate all the time, try other flavors, even a small bite though. If you don’t like the taste, put it down and try another one. Always try new things.

What I learned after watching « Moneyball » for the second time:

  • About Inner Conflicts: Once you accept failure you embrace success.
  • About Success: To make history you should sacrifice all… All. All. All.
  • About Money: In France they have a proverb that says “L’argent ne fait pas le bonheure” if I translate it could be “Money doesn’t make happiness”. I’ve never believed in that proverb, and this movie just confirmed I was right.

What I learned after watching « 12 Angry Men » for the second time:

  • About People: Give 100 excuses before you judge someone.
  • About Me: Don’t be afraid to express your opinion, your act can make a huge difference.
  • About Movies: You don’t have to spend hundred millions of dollars to make a great movie, all what you need is a table, 12 chairs and a great writer.

Some of these lessons I knew them before, some, I updated them, and others, I figured them out only after watching those movies for the second time. Maybe in a decade I will watch them again and find out I was totally wrong or maybe mostly right.

But the most important thing I learned is: I grow up comparing to 7 years ago and it’s a good sign. I’m reassured.


23 thoughts on “3 Movies, 10 Lessons after 7 Years

  1. It is good to notice how you have matured and grown as a person. It is a lifetime process. Your middle years and old age years will bring their own burdens and surprises. Life is sometimes a bumpy road with twists and turns. Enjoy the journey!

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  2. That line in Forrest Gump about life being like a box of chocolates? I always felt the writer missed an opportunity there. Why is life like a box of chocolates? Because it is on two levels.

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      1. If you don’t mind, I’ll have a crack at it! One level is the superficial, surface one, while the other is the unseen, secret one beneath it. Some people see only the first level but the second level is at least equally important.

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  3. I watch my favorite movies repeatedly and learn something new or at a deeper level every time. I never get tired of Forest Gump. I happen to be watching Hidden Figures again right now. Never give up and the truth will come out eventually.

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  4. This was a very creative post. I enjoyed reading it and I left with lessons of my own. Truly, there’s a certain power to revisiting old lessons/projects, etc.
    There’s always something new to learn.

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