'No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world'

i've just watched Dead Poets Society. again. last time i've seen it i was about 13 or 14 i guess. i read the book in high school, but it was quite crap as it was based on a film. not so good idea to use this order... especially that book was written by the journalist (sic!) and she wrote it step by step as the film goes. an order of a film, with all of the brakes, dramatic pauses etc., and specific dialogue doesn't seem to work in the book...

anyway, the film is good. sometimes a bit cheesy emotional. but still got this important message to spread. and it's not constantly repeated 'carpe diem' , used now like a slogan or the most popular celebirty/miss world answer for the question 'what is your favourite quote?'... it is the message about staying unique. yes, that one is also emotional. but that how it all sounds when you say it. still, it is true.

'Boys, you must strive to find your own voice. Because the longer you wait to begin, the less likely you are to find it at all. Thoreau said, "Most men lead lives of quiet desperation." Don't be resigned to that. Break out!
Now we all have a great need for acceptance, but you must trust that your beliefs are unique, your own, even though others may think them odd or unpopular (...). Robert Frost said, "Two roads diverged in the wood and I, I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

it doesn't mean that you aways HAVE TO be different, not just for the sake of difference.
it means that if you want to be different, just be.

and one more thing. most important. so many people now are trying to be different because it makes you be 'something', or rather - it makes you look like 'something' in the eyes of others, even if you are 'nothing' or 'anything' in your own eyes.

now everyone wants to be different.
so today, to be different means to stay normal.

i'll try.


  1. I hate that film, as a former inmate of such a school. Lazy, cheap emotion AND starring Robin Williams! I felt manipulated into caring about some overprivileged posh people by some cheesy music and great quotations. Still, it would be nice to be an inspiring teacher!
    Welcome back, and read more Moomins!

  2. i think i've read all moomins that they had in my hometown libraries. but it was long time ago...

    you don't like robbin williams? well, i do.

    the film is too emotional all the way. but as i said, the message it spreads is right for me.

  3. Hey! I really like your blog, it's honest and really interesting. I see you're at wolves uni too, what year?

  4. Lol I've totally just realised who you are Dominika :P never mind, i'm obviously not concentrating!