As I See It

Seeing The World Through New Eyes

Several years ago, I enjoyed the movie Dead Poet Society.  There were many memorable scenes, but one in particular stands out in my mind.  English teacher, John Keating, played by Robin Williams, stands on his desk and encourages his students to “Look at the world differently.”  Standing on the desk was Keatings visual demonstration for seeing the room and the world from a different point of view.


He invites his students to also stand on the desk and see the world through new eyes.  “Just when you think you know something, you must look at it in a different way.”

This week I was introduced to a short video that made me look at the world differently.  It has certainly caused me to more fully appreciated what I have. This video has also inspired me to want to make a more profound difference in the lives of others.

I share this video with you.. in hopes you will also see the world with new eyes too.

Starting next week… I’m going to going join others in a movement called “Only The Good Friday.”  This group of bloggers are joining hands to actively make a difference and do “Good.”   Every Friday, I will be sharing stories of people who are making a difference in their families, neighborhoods and communities.   The idea is… to pass the “Good”  forward.  You are welcome to share stories and ideas as well.

Enjoy the video.

Insightful Nana

P.S.  Here are two of my blogging friends who are participating.  Shelly from This Eclectic Life and Sheila from Newbielifeline.  If you blog.  We would love to have you join us in this movement.  Let us know where you are.

P.P.S.  Be thinking about what you can do to pass the “Good” along.

If the world had 100 people in it. from John Chow on Vimeo.

3 replies on “Seeing The World Through New Eyes”

That’s an absolutely marvelous post, Sheila. I did think it interesting that in the video, he broke it down into “men” and “women.” What were their ages? I’m willing to bet that a large percentage of those 100 people would be children! Indeed that video makes us look at the world differently.

Well done! Thank you for joining.

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