Saturday, June 25, 2011

Dead Poets Society - A Recognized Inspiration

"Sucking all the marrow out of life doesn't mean choking on the bone." - John Keating (Dead Poets Society)

Dead Poets Society is a drama film made in 1989, just six years after I was born, brought me inspiration that no other movies did. The movie, starred by Robin Williams as the non-conformist unconventional teacher, has influenced me to do something out of the ordinary and value every moment of your life. True in most part of the movie, the teaching strategies have opened up ways to make teaching more impressive, influential and challenging than the old-fashioned education. John Keating (Williams) sees teaching as a way of introducing something new to his students in a fashion that deviates from the normal. Tearing up pages of a book is a crime for most educators but for Keating it is nonsense to believe in everything a book says. We are all different species with wide array of thinking so " No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world (Keating)."

Mentioned at the onset quotation, Keating also encouraged his students to pursue what their "real" dreams are but with caution. You can do whatever it takes to reach and grab your success however do not screw up and make everything worse that would result to your painful downfall. Once you've choked on the bone, it can leave you a deep cut on your throat that could make you suffer for the rest of your life or it can slow down your breathing till you turn gray and even kill you in the end. This is what great failure, desperation and devastation would look like. Every action leads to a consequence whether good or bad.

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