Daily Blog, Groundhog Day ‘What day would you choose to repeat until you got it right? Do you think it’s ever possible to get life “right”? Photographers, artists, poets: show us REPETITION.’
The movie ‘Groundhog Day’ depicted the need for change in character. It was not so much in getting the day right, but in getting ‘the person inside’ right.
The character Bill Murray portrayed in the movie started out as a selfish, arrogant, crass individual; a thoroughly unlovable person. By the end of the movie he had changed into a thoughtful, articulate, caring, talented, warm and generous human being with many friends, and the girl of his dreams.
I did love this movie. I loved the idea that the writers of Groundhog Day took such a person and ran him through the mill, so to speak, until he changed to a better man. One who changed not just because he wanted to score with chicks, learn secrets to win unfair advantages from unsuspecting people, but one who changed for all the right reasons.
If I could change anything in my own life, it would not be just a day but a large chunk of my own adolescence. I wish I could go back and relive my teen years as a more thoughtful, caring, warm and generous human being.
I would be nicer to Ned Ryerson, for one thing.
The real change that counts, is in character. It is trying to live each day in such a way that we won’t look back with regrets. Be a little kinder, help another person carry a load, share a smile. Love someone unselfishly.
fantasy, you say?
It doesn’t have to be.