“Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years.”
What is going on with Hollywood these days in producing movies? I have viewed three new releases recently and all three dealt with growing old, coping with age/disease and death. They were boring and depressing with an “in your face account” of what you are going to go through when you get older. NOT NECESSARILY, TRUE!
I suspect that those who are giving the okay to make these movies are perhaps “baby boomers” who are thinking about their own future in dealing with these issues. Perhaps. It sure seems to be a popular plot used.
That being said, how bout we are able to see movies that treats this stage of our lives as the indigenous people do in their belief of their elders: You have arrived here in this place in time, and you are able to see what most don’t see. You know what you need to do to survive and thrive. You can laugh and see the gift in the most disturbing events encountered. You are treasured and a gift to all of us who now need your presence; and, have you bestow upon us the gift of wisdom.
Hollywood movies can be a reflection of what is going on in society. In the past, I have seen futuristic movies that purport an “out of the box” future issue or discovery that in many cases can foresees and actually does show up in our current reality.
So, if that is happening, why can we see more along the lines of a video that just recently went viral? It is about Richard Mann, a 101-year-old who was filmed shoveling snow off his neighbor’s walkway! The video reminds us very nicely that you can be all that you can be at any age.
“When asked the key to a long life, it appeared that his sense of humor is also still going strong, "Clean living, and wine, women and money (laughs), Richard said, “I’ve had quite a life.’
Mann says he still plays golf whenever he gets the chance, and swears by bacon and eggs for breakfast every day.”
Wait, he said he has bacon and eggs for breakfast every day? Hmm, I am finally vindicated! So there!
And, Hollywood? LIGHTEN UP!