The Courage to Dream

Happy New Year everyone! I am on a roll this past couple of days because I have actual time to write. I am giving myself a pat in the back for actually producing something, even just a little, to you guys! Anyways, let us all welcome Two Thousand and Fourteen!

I’m pretty sure its a bit too early for us to talk about this, and most of you are still a bit groggy from all of your New Year’s tradition. Drinking and such! So I will be posting something light on the head and something quite positive!

For this year 2014, I try to veer away from New Year’s Resolutions. Just because I forget most of them or because I just can’t accomplish some of them. BUT! What I am willing to give a try this year is to  Dream Even More. Remember my post on ambitions? Well, this is actually something connected to that.

Dreams, they are the driving passion for us to push ourselves to greater heights. They are our catalyst for us to make ourselves the better version of who we are each day. No matter how crazy it is, like, being able to build a house on the moon one day, or as simple as buying that pair of shoes you’ve been lusting for. Dreams are the goals of the soul, it can bring you sheer and utter happiness and a certain type of contentment in your life that you didn’t expect could be achieved. So, let’s dream together. We have exactly 364 days to go and who knows? Maybe next year we’ve actually achieved something even greater than what we imagined.

Speaking of dreams and catching one’s own dream, I’m pretty stoked that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (played by Ben Stiller) will be shown soon here in the Philippines. The story follows Mitty’s necessary journey of self-discovery, with an interesting context involving Life Magazine being bought out and ending its print run (which actually happened in 1972, but in the film is only happening now in 2013) with a final issue that needs a particular much-buzzed-about but somehow misplaced photo by a famous photographer portrayed with humorous understatement by Sean Penn. Mitty attempts to recover the photo by seeking out the photographer, thus spending the story traveling from one locale to another in increasingly perilous and adventurous ways.

Here’s the trailer to get you more stoked like how I am right now:

Subsequently, Fox hired Casey Neistat to create a promotional video for the movie with the theme, “Live your dreams.” Instead of making the promotional video, he did this amazing thing:

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind the walls, to draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

Heartwarming isn’t it? Now who wants to watch it with me? :)

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty opens on theaters January 22, 2014.


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