Saturday, 22 November 2014

Life in the Movies


Do you consider yourself "normal"? Is everything in your life just the way it's supposed to be?

You probably answered no to at least one of those two questions. You might look yourself in the mirror and think how you don't really fit in, or how you always miss the trends, or how on Christmas morning, it's not really magical like in the movies. Guess what?

You're not alone.

Life isn't the way it looks in the movies. In the movies, have you ever noticed how every plot point resembles something similar to another movie? That's because movies and books are not real life, and things like that rarely ever happen actually, if at all.

You're not alone.

No one's life is a movie, not even the cool kids, the popular ones. Everybody has their struggles, and when it comes down to it, most of the time, you'd rather have your own problems than other people's. Notice how in none of the books or movies, there's never a medium between good and bad? It's either everything's tough for this one character or she lives in a perfect dreamland besides the fact there's this one mean girl who goes around calling everyone unpopular and immature?

There never seems to be a character with such a diverse life. So that's what I want to tell you.

Honor your crazy, imperfect life and be grateful for it. No one in the movies have got it like you got it.

Life is short. Eat gummy bears.


  1. It really depends on each movie is being shown-- I know that some of them are supposed to be just pure entertainment, such as the Hunger Games and The Maze Runner. The original point in movies is so that way we can all forget about our lives for several hours and be whisked away, sort of a bit like books. But I know that there are movies out there that have themes we can all identify with and see in our life. Wreck-It-Wralph, the second How To Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu panada movies all have to do with self discovery of who they are and what they are meant to be doing in their life. A lot of movies, generally Disney, will pull at your heartstrings. They also touch basis on tons of adult themes. So I can see where you are coming from, but sometimes heartfelt ones can be relatable, or else why would it be like we have connections to the character and storyline? Also, I was going on the DG site yesterday, and realized the issues for the 2014 Discovery Girls is out! I know you and Jollygirl what to keep your identities private when your issues come out but I'll still read and see what fun you've all been up to! Can't wait to read about all of DGs!

    xoxo Morning

    1. Disney movies are really something special, yes. Every time I watch one, I get all those good feels.

  2. This is such a beautiful post Oakstar. Sometimes we look at characters in movies, and we envy them for who they are. The truth is, none of these are real. Life will be good to you if you honor it, like what you've said in your post. :)
    The Journeys of My Beating Heart

  3. Honestly, I think some movies do have very relatable middle ground characters, even if they're not in realistic settings, eg The Hunger Games. But there are some very realistic movies with very realistic characters and lifestyles. It's just that their lifestyle and culture might be different from your's. So you're right about not comparing. There is no normal. Even in the movies there's such a diverse range of what people do or how they do it. Just keep living your life the way you're living it, or change it if you don't like it. Love that final quote though. lol

    The Life of Little Me

    1. There are some very interesting, diverse characters in films. Their situations though, it'll often never happen in the same way as real life. Thanks, lol!

  4. Wow! I haven't seen writing like this before from you! This is so meaningful and true. I agree. But, I do think some movies and books have very relatable middle ground characters. Especially books.