There is no doubt we live in a brutal world. When someone else says, so well, what I am trying to say as well as I can, I have only to point you to it.
Watch this video.†
It’s one of the most beautiful, truthful short films I’ve ever seen. It has become a prayer for me as I contemplate what I have to offer.
Because so many people, including I, spend so much time focused on ourselves, I rail against the language of self-improvement, self-esteem, self help, self, self, self. At the same time I understand that any good choice must always include the self— what I have to offer.
Tomorrow I offer you a place to think and talk about yet another angle on the theme of making good choices. It’s called, How to Stay Focused on What’s Best During the Holidays. Register here.
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The season of giving is always with us when we tell someone, “Here is what I have to offer.”
I wish I could give this to you as well. Peace.
† On the 30th of September 2011, in front of a sell-out theatre at the BFI in London, Charlie Kaufman delivered the final lecture in BAFTA’s 2011 Screenwriters’ Lecture Series. Full 70 minute Lecture. Images Captured (Mark III) & Edited: Eliot Rausch