Often quotations and movies expressing a related situation can provide comfort when life gets less than simple.
"A life lived of choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived of chance is a life of unconscious creation."
- Neale Donald Walsch
"The unexamined life is not worth living."
“Retire into yourself as much as possible. Associate with people who are likely to improve you. Welcome those whom you are capable of improving. The process is a mutual one. People learn as they teach.”
“When you meet someone better than yourself, turn your thoughts to becoming his equal. When you meet someone not as good as you are, look within and examine
"Most true happiness comes from one's inner life, from the disposition of the mind and soul. Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve, especially in these trying times. It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.One of the greatest moments in any body's developing experience is when he no longer tries to hide from himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is."
- William L Shirer
1. V for Vendetta
-Amazing movie on the chain effect one person can instigate.
2. American Beauty
-Great symbolism and brilliant movie, about life, contentment, and happiness.
3. Requiem for a Dream
-About addictions and dreams - very different and very good.
4. Fight Club
-Great movie lots of themes about who you really are.
5. American History X
-Racism and stereotypes. Great movie.
I'd also like to add a special spot for Bruce Almighty. While it is a comedy it's underlying point is something that should resonate in the soul of all. You are capable of doing almost everything in life yourself. Don't abuse offered help, and don't toss everything on his shoulders.
-Amazing movie on the chain effects of one's actions.