Monday, February 19, 2018

We can change how we see.

Monday: Dialogue, Lines, or Quotes

I am a fan of the book and the movie Wonder (2017). I read the book last November (even purchased a copy), watched the movie in December, and highlighted it in a blog post here. So when ClearPlay recently asked if I would be interested in writing a review for Wonder, I excitedly responded Yes!

Reflecting on the movie again, I want to share a profound line of dialogue from the school principal (Mandy Patinkin).

Auggie can't change how he looks.
Maybe we should change how we see.

So true, Mr. Tushman, so true!

I also loved what Mr. Tushman said during his "middle-school address" (found in the book, not the movie):
If every single person in this room made it a rule that wherever you are, whenever you can, you will try to act a little kinder than is necessary--the world really would be a better place. And if you do this, if you act just a little kinder than is necessary, someone else, somewhere, someday, may recognize in you, in every single one of you, the face of God.
Change how I see, and act a little kinder than is necessary. I can do that.

(Click here for my review of the film.)

(For a full list of my ClearPlay reviews, click on the tab above or click here.)

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