Thursday, October 2, 2014


Have you ever watched a movie, and at the end you hear a monologue about how happy the protagonist is after they finally get the one thing they have been searching for? Once they're done with their thoughts you suddenly feel complacent and overcome with emotion. That feeling you get is my favorite. Its amazing how one fictional character's happiness can instantly make the audience feel such a strong emotion. In the movie We Bought A Zoo, Benjamin Mee (father) says "You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of embarrassing bravery and I promise you, something great will come of it." After his wife dies he explains to his kids that these were the exact words he said to himself before approaching their mother and asking her on a date. He continues to tell them to remember that little piece of advice for their future. In my opinion it has to be one of the best quotes to have ever come out of a movie; words everyone should live by. There has to be a moment in your life that when you look back on it you wish you could've mustered up the courage to just do the thing you're now regretting. Next time you're in a situation where you need courage, don't be afraid to just go for it. Then in the future, you can look back without any regrets or "what if's" and know that you had the courage to push yourself to get what you want. If it didn't work the way you had hoped at least you'll know that you gave it a shot and you won't be left wondering.  

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