My daughters loved reading “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. They also loved the movie.

I watched it recently, after happening upon it on a cable TV movie channel. I thought it was very good. (If you don’t want to watch a movie that will make you cry, don’t watch it.)

In addition to being moved by the story, I found a couple of extremely powerful learning moments.

The main character, Hazel, is a teen with terminal cancer. At one point she tells her mom she is worried her parents won’t be able to survive after she dies. Her mom says, “A person can live with pain; you know that,” which reminded me of the quote, usually attributed to Buddha, “Pain Is Inevitable; Suffering Is Optional.”

Her mother went on to explain she had been taking courses to be a social worker and was hoping her experiences will help other people. I loved that because of this strong belief of mine: helping others is the single greatest happiness habit.

What movies have moved you? Join the conversation with your comments…

Best regards,

David

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