Disabilities, Conscience & Caring

 Here are the set of quotes for this Friday night:

 
“It’s ok, daddy, it’s ok. Don’t’ be sorry, I’m lucky. Nobody else’s daddy ever comes to the park.” – I am Sam (film)
I remember the first time I saw this film. I was in class, it was the typical educational movie for tutorial lessons. Everyone hated it, but I loved it from the start. And I contained my tears at the end, and I needed all my strength to do that. Lucy was so wise, and Sam was so determined. When you see a mentally disabled person, you automatically think they are not useful for anything. However, it is not like that. Being disabled doesn’t make you have unable to love. Neither to think, nor to pursue your happiness. In addition, Lucy always looked for the bright side. That’s why this quote touches my soul. Spending time with her dad having a good time in the park,  is more important for her than any hardship that his mental disability can present. She wants to stick him no matter what. And this just warms my heart.
“In seven days, God created the world. And in seven seconds, I shattered mine.” – Seven Pounds (film)

This film is just a perfect example of how our conscience works. Forgiving yourself after doing something bad, even if you didn’t mean to do it, requires a lot of hard work. In addition, this quote gives a sense of how long it takes to build things, but in what a short time we can destroy them. And the worst is that we can change the past. We can only accept it and live with it, or, as in the movie, die because the feeling of culpability kills you inside and doesn’t allow you to even breathe.

“You can’t just sit there and put everybody’s life ahead of yours and think that count as love.” – The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Movie)
The truth in that words is too big to be ignored… It is just the truth.  A lot of people we put other’s life in front of ours. It is not even a decision: it comes with our personality. We care too much for others. Personally, I’m trying to change that aspect, but is difficult. However, I have to try the best, because caring for others more than for myself, is doing nothing but ruining my life. And in some cases, I don’t even receive love back.
Giving you something to reflect about,
Emilie H. Featherington 🙂
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