What if we made a movie about a person who has this dream about the state of hysteria that the people of the world is in and how it affects everything from the mass behavior of people, to the weather, wars, etc... Then he sees the world if people would calm down and find peace in themselves rather that stirring up the chaos. He was able to see a calming affect on societies, and nature. Do you think that such a movie would educate people and help them to understand how their thoughts affect the rest of the world?

My point is, would it help people to get control of their lives if they knew they could? Would this movie help them see that they can change?

asked 08 Aug '11, 14:40

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Fairy Princess

edited 08 Aug '11, 21:22

All movies are ultimately about the ways people interact, and the emotional messages they convey.

In M. Scott Peck's book, The Road Less Traveled, he states that "If I truly love another, I will order my behavior in such a way as to contribute the utmost to his or her spiritual growth." He talks about a couple who came to relationship therapy. This couple had a four year history marred by daily bouts of screaming and dish-breaking, and weekly incidents of breaking up and getting back together. When Peck suggested that exercising some emotional discipline might improve their relationship, they accused him of "taking the passion out of our marriage," and terminated therapy.

There is no doubt that their union was, in a certain sense, a highly colorful one. But it is like the primary colors in the paintings of children, splashed on the paper with abandon, occasionally not without charm, but generally demonstrating the sameness that characterizes the art of young children. In the muted, controlled hues of Rembrandt one can find the color, yet infinitely more richness, uniqueness and meaning.


answered 08 Aug '11, 16:27

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edited 08 Aug '11, 17:46

I guess my question is more, will it help people to change their thoughts and their lives to see this movie I suggested?

(09 Aug '11, 02:54) Fairy Princess

For such a movie to work one would have to believe the movie's world view. People are more interested in their own beliefs and their own culture than they are about some arbitrary theory about how, if everyone just behaved more nicely, the world would be a better place.

(09 Aug '11, 15:01) Vesuvius

That's why if it is made right, it will be entertaining and trick people into learning it. Then it is up to them to believe or understand the truth.

(10 Aug '11, 20:13) Fairy Princess

Sounds like someone already knew the answer lol ;)

(12 Aug '11, 06:23) wildlife
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often reality is more fantastic then fiction. if you are able to think about it is because it exist somewhere. experience and enjoy.


answered 08 Aug '11, 21:15

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white tiger

I don't mean, will it be fantastic, I mean, will it help people to see how they can change their thoughts to change their lives and improve the state of the world by being positive rather than hysterical about everything wrong in the world?

(09 Aug '11, 02:53) Fairy Princess

only if they make the choice.

(09 Aug '11, 03:24) white tiger

Maybe you find this link interesting: "Can going to the movies make you a better person?" http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/jeffrey-siegel/2011080518768


answered 11 Aug '11, 07:01

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