Life Lessons from Movies


In Drama, Movies on March 19, 2013 at 10:24 AM

Contact (1997) is a drama based on the book by Carl Sagan, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, about Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), a SETI astronomer who discovers a coded message in a radio signal that has instructions for building a transporter.

Life Lesson:

Keep searching— you are not alone.

Movie Scene:

Alien [talking to Ellie]: “You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone. Only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we found that makes the emptiness bearable is each other.”

  1. Many people feel alone: friend-less, lacking a romantic partner, and/or lacking someone who thinks or believes as they do. But with about 7 billion people on Earth, there is no excuse to feel alone. Search and you will find. Remember Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem Ulysses and its ending line: “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”

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