Life Lessons from Movies

High Strung

Believe in yourself. Never ever give up on your dreams.


Odd Thomas

Everyone has their quirks. Embrace yours and be the best you that you can be.


Camp Rock

It’s easier to lose yourself than to take a chance and be you. But you risk losing everything when you blend in instead of standing out.


I Give It A Year

Sometimes you have to admit a major life mistake and let go of what you thought you wanted to get what you really want.


Spending a good part of my day in bed, I’m catching up on movies. These are just a few of the life lessons I’ve learned from movies this week. Any movies you’d recommend that gave you a sudden insight?


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18 Responses to Life Lessons from Movies

  1. Wise lessons Kourtney – I hope that you’re feeling better or at least spending lots of time getting some good rest.

  2. carlamcgill says:

    Not sure what the lesson would be, but I love the film “Martian Child.” It demonstrates the value of going to another individual’s world. I recently read a book about autism in which the mother of an autistic boy began imitating his indecipherable movements and in so doing, began to see that they had a motivation and odd logic. Another favorite: “Smoke Signals,” about two American Indians who are on a journey together. Enjoy your movie watching! At least there is something to keep you from being bored. Hope they figure out your situation soon.

    • Maybe the lesson would be that when you step into someone else’s shoes, you see the value in what they do? I’m catching up on all the films I never had time for. I try to work in the morning before the motion sickness gets really bad. Movies are great. I wish I was reading more, but it’s hard to focus my mind. Tomorrow is the test day. So hopefully next week we will have some answers and some treatment option.

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    I’m glad you took the day to relax and watch movies. You and your body need that. I’ve actually not seen any of those movies, though I’ve wanted to read the Odd Thomas books.

    The craft fair yesterday went well, but I was tired today from all that extroverting! Needed a wind-down day today. 🙂

    • It’s pretty much the only time I feel okay. Something about staring at a screen and staying in one position helps the vertigo. I’m a Netflix girl and I shop by category. Odd Thomas kept coming up and I’ve always meant to read the series so I watched it. Dad loaned me his hardcovers so I may dig into one.

      I’m so happy to hear that. Yes, it’s absolutely exhausting. Definitely need a couple days to recover. Hope you and your sister had fun. Mom and I end up enjoying ourselves even though it’s a ton of work. 🙂

  4. Thinking of you! Glad you get to enjoy some movies! Get better soon!

    • Thanks. Movies are wonderful. I don’t know what I’d do without them. And I don’t feel so useless because at least I’m studying story structure. Or at least that’s what I tell myself.

  5. Lori says:

    This is an old one you probably saw, but I was surprised by the life lessons I found in the movie Bruce Almighty. Also, an obscure one I just happened to come across on Netflix and loved it, Hector and the Search for Happiness. It’s very unique and unpredictable.

    Hope you are improving. Healing hugs. <3

  6. carlamcgill says:

    Is there any news yet, Kourtney, about your test results? Have been thinking of you.

    • Thanks for asking, Carla. The VNG test ruled out crystals and Meniere’s disease. Right now the doctor believes I had a virus in my inner ear that inflamed the nerve that sends signals to my brain about movement. To be safe, I just had an MRI of my inner ear and brain today. I should get results next week. We’re trying to rule out a tumor or a brain issue. Then we can be certain it’s the virus causing a nerve inflammation.

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