I guess the time for a fresh article has come! =)
I watched 'Dead Poets Society' last Monday. The main reason why I watched it is simply because Robin Williams stars in it. I just LOVE him! Well, that's a side issue that I might want to discuss later on. ;)
In this movie, one phrase that almost all the main characters keep saying and repeating is carpe diem, a Latin word meaning 'seize the day'.
So... There's this particular scene that intrigues me the most. I think of all scenes, this one has left a deep impact on me.
In this scene, a group of students was asked to gather by Mr. Keating (Williams) outside the classroom; one of his many unorthodox ways of teaching. He then asked 3 of his students to walk around. First, all of them walked at a different pace. One of them was slow and another was fast. You know what I mean. Then somehow, they managed to harmonise their pace and steps. Keating said this exercise is "..to illlustrate the point of conformity. The difficulty of maintaining your beliefs in faith of others."
And then he said, "We all have a great need for acceptance. But you must trust your beliefs are unique, your own. Even others might think they are odd, or unpopular..." He then instructed all the students to stroll around, with their own style of pace. Let it fast, or slow, or silly, or whatever. It didn't really matter...
Robert Frost humbly proclaims,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference."
"Aku suka singkong, kau suka keju..."
p/s: Do watch the movie. Highly recommended!