Forget all the reasons…
“Forget all the reasons why it won’t work. and believe the one reason why it will.” – unknown
Have you ever noticed that the majority of the world, especially women, see things (pictures, quotes, songs, movies) through a filter of the current mood, emotion or even phase in life. I saw the movie No Strings Attached on Monday night and I very much saw it through colored glasses that have a “I’m in a relationship” filter. I don’t want to spoil the movie since it’s pretty new, but I know my perception was different than the single females sitting in the theater with me.
Several years ago, I remember I saw Sex & the City The Movie with several of my girlfriends. I was fresh out of a long-term failed relationship so I hated, no I HATED, the movie. I walked away saying “ok I see, so if you want to be happy you MUST get back together with the person you broke up with.” My married friend heard a completely different message of “you do whatever it takes to make a relationship work” and she quite enjoyed the movie. She was relating to Miranda while I was relating to Carrie. Only, because of my current phase in life I didn’t like that Carrie ended up in the end in the “on again off again” relationship.
So, the question is, what do you do when you catch yourself assessing something through a strong filter? Whether that be the newly single, overly in-love, or happy to be single colored lens. The I love my job, unemployed, hate my job, or am scared of losing my job filter.
Do you see the quote in the first picture above as inspiring or cheesy? Obvious or annoying? A reason to smile or a reason to cry? Does is change if you know the author intended that quote to be about relationships? How about if it was about your career?February 10, 2011 in movie, quote