Watching the Perils of Life's Lessons Through the Lens of Documentaries
June 19, 2019
Most of the documentaries I watch are accounts about everyday people and how they deal with life's complexities. While watching these reports, I observed that we seem to wake-up only when life throws us a curve ball. As the saying goes "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience, well, that comes from bad judgement." It's not necessary to go through bad experiences in order to evolve on this earthly journey, but for most, it's the only road that leads to redemption.
When viewing real-life documentaries, you can place yourself in their shoes and on a subconscious level, learn from their mistakes. Regrettably, we seldom learn from people's successes. We might admire their success, but few will improve themselves because of it. Life is full of disappointments and it seems that it's only then we begin to progress.
Success takes more conscious effort. Trials and tribulations take no effort at all. Subconsciously we all get what's coming to us whether good or bad. The real problem is that people think that "things just happen out of the blue." Nothing can be farther from the truth!
Biopics gives you the advantage to view other people's pitfalls and their consequences from afar. With wisdom, you can avoid those very same (or similar) pitfalls. For example, in one documentary a young beautiful woman, who used to be a model, found it hard settling into married life. She had a young child and husband who gave her everything she wanted. But she was itching for excitement.
In order to satisfy his wife's need for adventure, her husband took the family on a cruise. This is where fate stepped in. During the cruise, a handsome charismatic male employee who was part of the cruise staff, flattered the married former model with lots of attention. She was smitten, and easily taken in by the attention this man gave her.
After the cruise was over they stayed in touch, and the handsome cruise staff member continued to flatter the married model and she continued to be taken in by his charm. To make a long story short, she left her very young child (I think around 3 years old) and husband for the cruise employee and went to live with him in Greece. He then killed her.
So, what can you learn from this factual film? Plenty I would think. Let's start with: