Turning on the lights in a dark room.

This Fathers Day I was spoilt with a cooked breakfast, a lazy morning watching a not so old movie and midday basketball training. The not so old movie was Freedom Writers staring Hilary Swank. For those of you not familiar with this true story its about a teacher who doesn’t give up on some youth in an American High School. I’ve inserted a you tube video about the movie below – for me one of the pivotal statements in the movie is when a holocaust survivor says to the youth:

“We are all ordinary people. But even an ordinary secretary, or a housewife, or a teenager can within their own small ways turn on a small light in a dark room.”

I suppose that’s why many of us became teachers – to help youth find ways turn on that small light. I wonder what films inspire us to do the things we do?


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